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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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Performance Measurement Methods: TWR vs. IRR

Investors and portfolio managers alike grapple with the best calculation methodology to use in performance measurement.

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GIPS Standards Executive Committee Delays Effective Date Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds

The Guidance Statement on Broadly Distributed Pooled Funds was approved on 13 March 2017.

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The Exposure Draft of GIPS Standards Guidance Statement on Overlay Strategies

Last summer, CFA Institute released the Exposure Draft of the GIPS Standards Guidance Statement on Overlay Strategies. Historically, this segment of the investment industry has not received much in the form of ethical best practices in calculating and presenting performance, and this release was the first attempt by CFA Institute to issue official guidance for overlay managers.

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November 2017 Performance Update: Increasing Demand for Performance Reporting Transparency

For roughly 25 years, institutional investors have increasingly required asset managers with whom they invest to claim compliance with the GIPS standards. This requirement is largely required of traditional fixed income and equity strategies and applied to asset managers that work predominantly with institutional investors. Early on, most private wealth managers were exempt from the requirement, and thus their rates of compliance paled in comparison to those of traditional institutional managers.

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Highlights from the 21st Annual GIPS Standards Conference

The 21st Annual GIPS Standards Conference was held in San Diego on September 14-15 with over 300 attendees. A number of topics were covered, including important aspects of the proposed 2020 GIPS Standards updates.

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ACA and Ashland: Why We’re Excited to be the Best GIPS Compliance Verification and Performance Team in the World

Earlier this month, ACA announced that it is set to acquire Ashland Partners & Company, LLP's GIPS compliance verification and performance practice. When this transaction closes in June, ACA Performance Services will offer the most experienced team of GIPS compliance verifiers in the world, servicing over 1,000 clients annually, including 49% of the top 100 managers of institutional assets worldwide (as determined by Pensions & Investments magazine).

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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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