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Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)

GIPS Standards Conference: SEC Compliance Inspections and Examinations Update (Video)

The director of the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations discusses enforcement, examinations around technology-related controls, and migration from the broker-dealer to investment advisory model.

Rebuilding Trust: CFA Institute Releases “Principles for Investment Reporting”

Following a series of economic shocks and scandals that jolted investor confidence, timely and transparent investment reporting is more important than ever.

Keeping Pace with the Ever-Evolving GIPS Standards

Attend the GIPS Standards Annual Conference for a comprehensive update on the GIPS standards and the latest investment performance measurement developments.

SEC Emphasizes Building a Culture of Compliance and Avoiding Misrepresentation

During a speech at the RCA's 2013 program on regulation, operations, and compliance, SEC commissioner Luis Aguilar highlighted the importance of compliance practices being developed and maintained in the interest of investors.

GIPS Standards: Not All Verifiers Are Created Equal

At the GIPS Annual Conference in Boston in September 2012, Mr. Carlo di Florio, director of the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, called on CFA Institute to look into GIPS verifier oversight.

Applying the GIPS Standards to Asset Owners: It’s About Good Governance

The GIPS Executive Committee has developed guidance to assist asset owners in the application of the standards. An exposure draft of this proposed guidance is available for public comment until 3 June.

Stepping Toward Standardization: A Guide for GIPS-Related RFP Questions

The basic principle and fundamental motivation in creating the GIPS standards — now officially adopted in 35 countries around the globe — is investor protection, and empowering those who advise investors with the key elements to analyze investment performance results in a comparative method.

New GIPS Handbook — with Addition of Hedge Fund Guidance — Offers Most Comprehensive Resource for GIPS Standards

The recently released third edition of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) Handbook is a must have for any firm that complies with the GIPS standards.

A Lesson in Ethics: Why Good People Sometimes Do Bad Things

A recent publication by Muel Kaptein, partner at KPMG and professor in business ethics at Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management, compiles insights from a wide range of research and experiments to explore why individuals are led astray from their ethical foundations.

2012 GIPS Standards Annual Conference: SEC Inspections and Examinations Update

More than 300 investment performance and measurement professionals gathered in Boston for the 2012 GIPS Standards Annual Conference. Along with addressing the current state of the GIPS standards, the conference included a diverse collection of sessions designed to assist the attendees with both their daily responsibilities and understanding of broader trends and events facing the industry.

Coming to a Hedge Fund Near You: GIPS Guidance for Alternative Investment Strategies, Structures

The Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) releases new guidance to help hedge funds and other alternative investment strategies and structures apply the GIPS standards.

From Hedge Fund Guidance to New Handbook, Major Developments for the GIPS Standards

A positive outcome of the recent economic turmoil is that investors are learning more about investment returns, risk, strategies, and the methodologies used by asset managers to obtain reported performance results. Cindy Kent discusses how the GIPS standards benefit investors by providing a universal set of guidelines that improves investment decision making.

The Value of Hedge Funds: Recent Studies Reach Different Conclusions

Two recent studies offer conflicting views of hedge fund industry performance. Rhodri Preece, CFA, examines the research and offers key takeaways for investors.

AIJ Investment Advisors: Made (off) in Japan

The unfolding scandal in Tokyo involving pension investment management firm AIJ Investment Advisors Co. is depressingly predictable. Details are still emerging, but it appears that some $2.3 billion of client assets are unaccounted for. The pity is that it really doesn’t have to be this way.

GIPS Standards – Enhancing Verification Guidance

The GIPS standards were created and sponsored by CFA Institute in collaboration with the global investment community. They are broadly accepted, voluntary global ethical standards for calculating and presenting investment performance. The standards promote fair representation and full… READ MORE ›

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