GIPS Standards for Fiduciary Management Providers to UK Pension Schemes

GIPS Standards for Fiduciary Management Providers to UK Pension Schemes

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The mission of the  Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) for Fiduciary Management Providers (FMPs) to UK Pension Schemes is to promote ethics and integrity and instill trust by achieving comparability of performance by fiduciary management providers when presenting historical performance to prospective pension scheme trustee clients, and support from regulators for the ultimate benefit of the investment community.

Organizations that adhere to investment performance standards help assure investors and beneficiaries that the fiduciary management provider’s investment performance is complete and fairly presented. Both prospective and existing clients of fiduciary management providers benefit from an investment performance standard by having a greater degree of confidence in the performance information presented to them.

View the letter from the CMA approving the GIPS standards for Fiduciary Management Providers to UK Pension Schemes in accordance with Article 10 of the Order.

* The GIPS Standards for FMPs are only applicable to those organizations that meet the definition of a fiduciary management provider in The Investment Consultancy and Fiduciary Management Market Investigation Order 2019 (PDF).

Value to the UK Pension Market

The GIPS Standards for FMPs offer key benefits to the United Kingdom's pension market.

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    Promote pension scheme trustee interests and instill pension scheme trustee confidence.

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    Ensure accurate and consistent data. 

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    Promote fair competition among fiduciary management providers.

Claim Compliance

Fiduciary management providers to UK pension schemes must notify CFA Institute of their compliance with the GIPS Standards for FMPs by 30 June, with data as of 31 December. 

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