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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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FINRA Updates Advertising Regulation FAQs

FINRA recently updated its FAQs about FINRA 2210, its advertising regulation, to provide firms with revised guidance.

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Who is responsible for GIPS compliance?

Common Practices of GIPS®-Compliant Firms

The most common question we receive from our GIPS standards verification clients is “What do other firms do?” As a result of being asked this question many times, we gathered information from over 800 firms we verify in order to provide answers to commonly asked questions that are based on real data versus anecdotal information.

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Regulatory Changes Force Private Fund Managers to Re-Focus on IRRs or Face Fundraising Hurdles

In this blog we will try to address how fund managers can overcome this fundraising hurdle, and some key misconceptions.

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Challenges and Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers Considering the GIPS Standards

As more assets have been allocated to alternative investments, and as regulatory scrutiny has dramatically increased, hedge fund managers are increasingly embracing the GIPS standards.

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The Credit Manager’s Path to Compliance with the 2020 GIPS Standards

New York State Insurance Fund released an RFP last week seeking managers for up to $1 billion to be distributed across high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, CLOs, or some combination of all three asset classes.

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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 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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