Challenges and Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers Considering the GIPS Standards


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Historically, the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) have been tailored more toward the institutional, long-only asset manager. Many institutional investors such as endowments, foundations, and pension plans have been increasing their target allocations to include alternative assets as a larger component of a well-diversified portfolio. Investors are seeking greater transparency into how performance is calculated and frequently inquire in RFPs about GIPS compliance. Regulatory change, including the SEC’s new Marketing Rule is requiring managers to revisit how they present performance in their marketing and advertising. 

To meet investor and regulatory demands, hedge fund managers and other alternative managers are increasingly embracing the GIPS standards as a solution. While this move towards acceptance of the GIPS standards in the alternative industry is a noteworthy trend, it is not without challenges.

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Compliance is Easier Than You Think: Challenges and Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers Considering the GIPS Standards discusses some of the considerations that hedge fund managers must make when claiming compliance with the GIPS standards.


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Join ACA’s Tanner Beverly, Rosellen Bounds, Shivani Choudhary, and Chase Frei for a webcast discussion on September 29, 2021, at 11 a.m. EDT to review how to claim compliance. During this webcast we will discuss the details covered in the series including:
•    firm definition, 
•    discretion, 
•    composite construction, 
•    account and composite return calculations,
•    GIPS Reports, 
•    portability, and 
•    supplemental information. 
The presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A with our team of performance professionals.


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