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, 2013
    Categories: Changes to the Standards: 2006 GIPS, List of Composite Descriptions
    Source: Investment Performance Council (IPC)

    We have five terminated composites on our list and description of composites. Provision 0.A.13 of the GIPS standards says we have to provide a compliant presentation for any composite on the list, upon request. Does that include terminated composites?

    Yes. If requested, a firm must provide a compliant presentation for a terminated composite. One objective of the GIPS standards is to ensure the fair representation of a firm’s investment performance track record. This includes not only currently managed strategies, but also those that the firm previously maintained.

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