Firms and asset owners claiming compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) are required to notify CFA Institute of their claim of compliance annually by June 30. The required information is minimal, including:
- firm or asset owner name;
- primary and secondary contact details; and
- whether the firm or asset owner has been verified within the past 24 months.
There are additional, optional questions that, if answered, must be current as of December 31, 2018. Only the name of the firm or asset owner and a link to the website, if provided, are made public by CFA Institute. Firms and asset owners may choose to not have their names listed on the website.
Firms and asset owners claiming compliance for the first time must submit the GIPS Compliance Notification Form prior to publicly claiming compliance.
Remember to add a policy to your GIPS Policies and Procedures manual for the annual CFA Institute notification. This should include who in your organization does the annual filing, when the form is submitted, and documentation of any optional information included.