Investors have a greater level of confidence in independently verified performance presentations, as well as formalized policies and procedures of GIPS compliant firms
GIPS compliance makes it possible for investment managers to compete globally, and provide investors with the ability to confidently make comparisons between investment firms
Third-party verification brings additional credibility to the claim of compliance and supports the overall guiding principles of the GIPS standards



Stonegate will gather information from your existing materials and provide guidance in the development of policies and procedures that are GIPS compliant including the following:
• Consistent composite construction
• Document valuation policies
• Verify compliance with return calculation methodology

Composite Presentations

Stonegate will provide a thorough review of current composite presentations. The review will include verification of:
• Inclusion of appropriate discretionary accounts within the composite
• Exclusion of nondiscretionary accounts
• Compliance with the defined common investment objective or strategy.
• Inclusion of new accounts in a timely manner and upon the account coming under full discretionary management
• Verification that terminated accounts are included in the historical record up to the last full measurement period in which they were under management
• Accounts are not moved from one composite to another without client’s specific instruction
• Results presented are based on actual investment results and do not contain any hypothetical values

Performance Calculations

Stonegate will review and verify historic return calculations. This verification will include:
• Accuracy of input data
• Compliance with fair value policies
• Trade date accounting versus settlement date accounting
• Proper weighting of incoming/outgoing cash flows
• Proper accounting for management and incentive fees
• Rates of return are time weighted

Contact us today, to learn more about how GIPS Compliance can help grow your business.