Category Archives: Announcements

Upcoming Conferences

Ashland Partners Educational Conference: Fundamentals of Performance Measurement & Attribution

Join Ashland Partners and Carl Bacon, CIPM, renowned performance measurement specialist and one of the founding members of GIPS, for a two day interactive course on critical concepts of performance measurement and attribution. Click here for more information.

September 18-19, 2017 • Denver, CO 

Location: Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202

November 13-14, 2017 • Atlanta, GA

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

Registration Fees:
Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,595
Non-Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,795
Organizations that register 2 or more individuals qualify for 50% off registration for the second attendee.

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2017 GIPS Survey

Have you had a chance to participate in the 10-question survey that was released earlier this month? The results of the survey will aid Ashland Partners in assessing some of the challenges of being a GIPS® compliant firm. The survey will close this Friday, March 31.

If you do not claim compliance with the GIPS Standards, you can help us by answering the first two questions so that we can gather data on those reasons.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PGDFPPB

Thank you again for taking a quick moment to reply to this survey. We look forward to sharing industry best practices with you soon.

Upcoming Conference in Boston

Ashland Partners Educational Conference: Fundamentals of Performance Measurement & Attribution
May 17-18, 2017

Join Ashland Partners and Carl Bacon, CIPM, renowned performance measurement specialist and one of the founding members of GIPS, for a two day interactive course on critical concepts of performance measurement and attribution. Click here for more information.

Location: Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
89 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110

Registration Fees:
Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,595
Non-Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,795
Organizations that register 2 or more individuals qualify for 50% off registration for the second attendee.

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Ashland Partners Educational Conference: Advanced Performance Measurement & Attribution
May 19, 2017

An intensive master class for Investment Professionals and other key players in the investment chain who wish to increase their technical knowledge and gain a detailed understanding of all aspects of performance return attribution.

Location: Hilton Boston Downtown/Faneuil Hall
89 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110

Registration Fees:
Ashland Partners’ Client: $800
Non-Ashland Partners’ Client: $895
Organizations that register 2 or more individuals qualify for 50% off registration for the second attendee.

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Clarification on Custody and SLOA Arrangements

On 21 February 2017, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released a new no-action letter in relation to custody and standing letters of authorization (“SLOA”). The Investment Adviser Association (IAA) previously sent a letter to the Division requesting clarification that an investment adviser does not have custody as set forth in Advisers Act Rule 206(4)-2 (the “Custody Rule”) if it acts pursuant to a SLOA or other similar asset transfer authorization arrangement established by a client and qualified custodian. This letter also requested no-action relief under the Custody Rule and surprise custody examination as required by the Custody Rule. Continue reading Clarification on Custody and SLOA Arrangements

New GIPS Guidance to Change Marketing Practices, Increase GIPS Requirements

What is Supplemental Information?

Most firms familiar with the GIPS® standards will also have familiarity with the term supplemental information. What you may not know is that there are proposed changes to supplemental information guidance that will impact every firm claiming compliance.

Historically, the general idea has been that certain performance-related information must be labeled as “supplemental information” and reference the compliant presentation (i.e. the GIPS Page that includes the required annual statistics and disclosures). Your pitch books likely have “supplemental information” footnotes on a variety of their pages. For a primer on supplemental information, find the current Guidance Statement on the GIPS website and also review the Q&A under the Supplemental Information category (specifically keyword search “booklet” for the reason your pitch books have this disclosure throughout). Continue reading New GIPS Guidance to Change Marketing Practices, Increase GIPS Requirements

Upcoming Conference in San Francisco

Ashland Partners Educational Conference: Fundamentals of Performance Measurement & Attribution
February 27-28, 2017

Join Ashland Partners and Carl Bacon, CIPM, renowned performance measurement specialist and one of the founding members of GIPS, for a two day interactive course on critical concepts of performance measurement and attribution. Click here for more information.

Location: The City Club of San Francisco
Stock Exchange Tower
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Registration Fees:
Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,595
Non-Ashland Partners’ Client: $1,795
Organizations that register 2 or more individuals qualify for 50% off registration for the second attendee.

REGISTER_NOW

 

Ashland Partners launches Vendor Due Diligence Solution

Ashland Partners & Company, LLP has launched a new Vendor Due Diligence service designed to assist asset managers in performing due diligence on their third party providers. Ashland Partners’ Vendor Due Diligence Solution allows Chief Compliance Officers to delegate the collection and evaluation of data needed to assess the risk of their firm’s vendor relationships as required by industry regulations and best practices. Continue reading Ashland Partners launches Vendor Due Diligence Solution