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GIPS® Standards for Firms

2020 GIPS Standards for Firms

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The needs of investment firms are continually changing. To keep pace, the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) are updated to make them relevant for all firms, including those managing alternative investments and pooled funds.

Key Changes to the GIPS Standards

  • Differentiated reporting for composites versus pooled funds
  • More focus on the portfolio structure and less on asset classes
  • More flexibility for using money-weighted returns versus time-weighted returns
  • Ability to present carved-out performance with allocated cash
  • More options for advertising GIPS compliance

Explanation of the Provisions

Tools and Resources

Why Should Investment Managers Comply with the GIPS Standards?

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    Demonstrates commitment to the highest ethical principles for performance reporting

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    Establishes a basis for fair competition across all markets

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    Helps asset managers compete as asset owners shift more assets toward private equity, private debt, real estate, and hedge funds

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