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FINRA Leverages the GIPS Standards for Standardizing Private Placement Performance Marketing

FINRA's release of Regulatory Notice 20-21 allows the use of IRR for investments or funds that have been fully realized but further requires utilizing the calculation methodologies of the GIPS standards.

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The New Marketing Rule’s Impact on the Presentation of Performance

The long-awaited modernization of the Marketing Rule was added to the Federal Register on March 5, 2021. Not only does the final marketing rule consolidate the advertising and cash solicitation rules, it also (among other things) categorizes certain considerations for presenting investment performance, effectively streamlining guidance currently found across multiple staff letters.

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The 2020 GIPS Standards: Have you ‘flipped the switch’ yet?

As February quickly moves into March, firms are looking to begin or finalize the updates needed for the GIPS Reports so that they can market 2020 performance results. Below is a checklist to help determine if your firm has considered all the items needed to ‘flip the switch’ over to the 2020 GIPS standards.

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The 2020 GIPS Standards: Explanation of the Provisions for Firms – Section 4

Section 4 of the Explanation of the Provisions focuses on the proper disclosure requirements to include in GIPS Reports to be compliant with the 2020 GIPS standards.

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  • Performance
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FINRA Leverages the GIPS Standards for Standardizing Private Placement Performance Marketing

FINRA's release of Regulatory Notice 20-21 allows the use of IRR for investments or funds that have been fully realized but further requires utilizing the calculation methodologies of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) for investment programs/funds that include both realized and unrealized holdings.

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The Value of GIPS Compliance: 2020 OCIO Survey Results

ACA and Curcio Webb conducted an industry survey in August 2020 focusing on the value of GIPS compliance among OCIOs. The results show a growing interest in compliance with the 2020 GIPS standards.

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Compliance is Easier Than You Think: The Real Estate Manager's Path to Compliance with the GIPS Standards

In the current real estate investment environment, many firms want to understand the core components of the GIPS standards before committing the resources needed to attain compliance. Firms that already claim compliance seek to mitigate the risk of becoming noncompliant. This paper provides useful information for both objectives.

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  • Performance

Performance webcasts

The New Marketing Rule: A Focus on Performance

Join ACA and K&L Gates for a detailed explanation of the specific performance requirements, how they differ from prior no-action letters, and what steps a firm should take now in order to be ready by the deadline.

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FAQs: Amendments to the Marketing & Advertising Rule

Join ACA for a complimentary webcast in which we'll provide answers to the most frequently asked questions we've received in response to the new marketing rule and its implications.

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