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ArchivedEffective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019Categories: VerificationSource: Guidance Statement on Verifier Independence
If the verification firm provides a spreadsheet template to a verification client to help in the calculation of asset-weighted standard deviations for inclusion in a composite presentation, does that create an independence issue?
Merely providing a spreadsheet template to a verification client that includes calculation examples does not automatically create an independence issue, as long as the client assumes full responsibility for the calculation methodology.