Q & A Database

The GIPS Standards Q&A database contains questions and answers (Q&As) on various searchable topics that provide additional interpretation on an issue. Q&As are considered to be authoritative guidance and must be followed in order to claim compliance with the GIPS standards.

Content from prior Q&As was included in the GIPS Standards Handbook as much as possible and many Q&As were archived. Change the Status drop-down filter to "Archived" to see the archived Q&As.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 June, 2005 - 30 November, 2012
    Categories: Changes to the Standards: 2006 GIPS
    Source: Investment Performance Council (IPC)

    We have claimed compliance with the GIPS standards since 2000. Do we need to disclose which version of the GIPS standards we complied with, and for which periods?

    The GIPS standards are not a static set of requirements and recommendations. The GIPS standards will evolve over time and are scheduled for revision every 5 years. However, the Standards will always be known as the “GIPS standards”. There is no need to refer to which version of GIPS standards the firm has followed throughout time.

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