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Regulatory compliance and technology insights, news, and guidance from ACA's experienced team

October 26, 2018

The popularity and worldwide adoption of the the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) by investment management firms is largely due to demand by asset owners.

October 16, 2018

The release of the Exposure Draft of the 2020 Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) in August has forced many firms to assess how the new requirements will impact their business.

September 6, 2018

CFA Institute released the first major revisions to the GIPS® standards on August 31, 2018. The proposed revisions represent the most significant change to the standards since the 2010 edition of the GIPS standards went into effect on January 1, 2011.

July 27, 2018

This post addresses best practices for marketing when claiming compliance with the GIPS standards.

July 23, 2018

Compliance with the GIPS® standards is recognized as an industry best practice and has become a de facto requirement, especially in the institutional money management space, in order to stay competitive.

June 26, 2018

A GIPS®-compliant presentation contains a number of required statistics. One such metric is the internal dispersion of individual portfolios within a composite.

June 7, 2018

Portability refers to the ability of a GIPS®-compliant firm to present a track record that was achieved at another firm. When one firm hires a portfolio manager, there is usually a desire to market the portfolio manager’s track record while employed at the prior firm.

May 31, 2018

In 2002, the Sarbanes Oxley Act was enacted to augment the regulation of accounting and disclosures for public companies. This was in direct relation to aggressive accounting methods, the technology bubble, and other instances of corporate malfeasance.

May 17, 2018

The GIPS® Technical Committee recently released three new GIPS Q&A’s that are all effective as of April 18, 2018.

April 26, 2018

Consultant database reporting is an important business consideration for many investment management firms. The databases serve as a gateway for investment managers to reach institutional and retail assets alike. A recent trend in the industry is that of increased due diligence.

April 6, 2018

More firms continue to be implicated as fallout from the F-Squared Investments, Inc. enforcement action continues.

March 28, 2018

Firms of all sizes frequently ask about the relevance and importance of forming a GIPS® Committee within their organization. Startup firms debate whether a GIPS Committee provides any added value when limited personnel causes constraints on resources.

March 23, 2018

Firms that claim compliance with the GIPS® standards are required to notify CFA Institute of their claim of compliance.

March 1, 2018

The decision to pursue GIPS® compliance and verification is not always a simple choice.