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The most significant collection of changes to the GIPS® Standards since their creation have been introduced, and while much of what has existed for years stays the same, the changes are substantial enough that all parties affiliated with the Standards are impacted, and must become acquainted with them.

With a particular focus on the verification process, We hosted a panel discussion exploring the changes in the 2020 GIPS Standards, the evolution of verification, performance examinations, fee calculation, technology in the verification process, and tools and services that you can leverage today to make your 2020 GIPS Standards Verification process simpler.
Topics for discussion:
  • Verification evolution
  • Performance examinations
  • Calculations
  • Technology used in the verification process
  • New distribution requirements 
  • Tools and services available today for the 2020 GIPS Standards


CarlBacon052-1Carl Bacon, CIPM

Chief Advisor, Confluence

Carl Bacon CIPM, founded Otos Ltd in April 2000. Otos Ltd provides advice to asset managers on various risk and performance measurement issues.

Carl was Chairman of StatPro Plc from 2000 to 2017 and prior to that Director of Risk Control and Performance at Foreign & Colonial Management Ltd, Vice President Head of Performance (Europe) for J P Morgan Investment Management Inc., and Head of Performance for Royal Insurance Asset Management.

Carl holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Mathematics from Manchester University and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Performance Measurement. A founder member of both the Investment Performance Council and GIPS®, Carl is chair of the GIS Committee and ex-chair of the GIPS Executive Committee, and ex-chair of both the Verification and Interpretation Sub-Committees, and founder of "The Freedom Index Company".

Carl is also the author of “Practical Portfolio Performance Measurement & Attribution” part of the Wiley Finance Series, "Practical Risk-adjusted Performance Measurement", numerous articles and papers and editor of “Advanced Portfolio Attribution Analysis”


Greg - ACA-1Greg Hogan, CFA, CIPM

Partner, ACA Performance Services

Greg Hogan, CFA, CIPM, is a Partner at ACA Performance Services, a division of ACA Compliance Group. Working from ACA’s Boston office, he manages a diverse client base leveraging over 12 years of investment industry experience to his verification clients in the areas of performance measurement, portfolio analytics, and operations. Greg is an investment performance measurement expert and specializes in consulting with investment advisers seeking compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®).

Previously, he was a partner with Ashland Partners & Company LLP, where he had similar responsibilities. Greg earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Elon University and his MBA from Quinnipiac University.


image (14)Hans Groetsch, CIPM

Product Manager, Revolution Composites

Hans joined Confluence in 2000 as a founding member of the German StatPro office in Frankfurt. Before he worked as Head of Performance Measurement for Credit Suisse Asset Management Germany where he was in charge of Client Reporting, Management Reporting, Performance Measurement and Attribution along with maintenance of the regional Website. From 1996 on, he was part of a global project team built with people from PwC, StatPro and Credit Suisse staff from 12 countries to define the requirements of a Software-Tool which would enable CSAM to globally claim compliance with the Performance Presentation Standard AIMR-PPS (which have become GIPS® overtime) – the birth of StatPro Composites. The project was successfully completed with the first completed Audits of all local offices in 1998.

Within Confluence Hans works as GIPS- and Product-Consultant internally and for Clients all over the world and has been Product Manager for Composites since 2001. Starting from September this year, Hans will be a member of CFA-Institute’s GIPS-Promotion Subcommittee.



Chris Smith Hill HeadshotChris Smith-Hill, CIPM

Revolution Product Manager, Product Design and Reporting

Chris joined StatPro, now Confluence, in 2014 and worked as Head of User Experience and Product Manager for Revolution Performance.

As product manager for Product Design and Reporting for Revolution, Chris Smith-Hill, CIPM has extensive knowledge of Performance Team workflows and is currently leading the Revolution Composites project.