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.

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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2004 - 31 December, 2013
    Categories: Supplemental/Additional Information
    Source: Guidance Statement on the Use of Supplemental Information

    Can supplemental information be presented on the same page as the compliant presentation?

    Yes. Supplemental information can be presented on the same page as long as it satisfies the guiding principles of the Supplemental Information Guidance Statement (i.e., is not misleading, does not contradict or conflict with the required compliant information, is clearly labeled, and references the appropriate composite presentation that it supplements).

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