KIPER 2019 and GIPS 2020: Communicating Performance In Pooled Funds


Monday, July 29, 2019  / 08:40AM / By KingsThrones Limited / Header Image Credit: Real Finance People


KingsThrones Limited, Nigeria's pioneer and foremost Investment Performance Consulting and GIPS Verification firm, has announced its second edition of the yearly discourse cum capacity building programme in the area of investment performance evaluation titled KIPER – KingsThrones Investment Performance Evaluation Retreat.

This year's edition, coming up on the 5th & 6th of September in Lagos is quite auspicious, in cognizance of the just released new and holistically revised 2020 edition of the GIPS standards. Themed 'Kick-starting The VALUE-IN-INVESTMENT Communications Journey', the 2019 event will be focusing on getting a very good appreciation of the reporting requirements for pooled funds across the different types available, and especially the traditional mutual and pension funds as they currently operate in Nigeria. One of the key benefits of this gathering is the skill enhancement it offers to operatives in both the front and back office functions of investment management firms, especially in product development and management strategies.

In 2019, the sessions will be re-evaluating the interesting developments thrown up by the newly released 2020 GIPS standards around the use of both the TIME and MONEY WEIGHTED rates of return between traditional mutual and pension funds especially in the Nigerian context.


In his media chat with our Proshare Market team, CRO KingsThrones Limited, Mr. Akin' Adeniyi reiterated the firm's commitment to ensuring that the Nigerian market takes the lead in making investing in Africa altogether, a whole lot easier through the high relevance of performance communication. Thought leadership in the field of best practice performance measurement in Nigeria he says has been such a significant roleplay for KingsThrones Limited in the last ten years and gladly enough, the market is already buying into it. “Locally we now have Meristem Asset Management and FBNQuest Asset Management as the very first two professional investment management firms to duly claim compliance with the GIPS standards, courtesy also of KingsThrones' GIPS consultingg services”, he added.


Also to address the relevance of market regulations and the framework for adopting global best practice in both public and private market funds, KIPER 2019 will teach the harvesting techniques for the low-hanging fruits of preparations to full GIPS compliance.


This year's event will be tremendously helpful to all the key responsibilities in pooled funds management and reporting including Portfolio Managers, Trustees, Custodians, both buy and sell side Research Operatives, Financial Auditors, Regulators, and certainly the investing Public at large.


Aside the significance of KIPER as a launchpad for ideas and common interests amongst industry operators in fostering market probity, this year's two-day event will also as an extra, be providing very useful information and tips on getting certified in the unique and globally highly respected field of investment performance measurement  - The CIPM certification - administered by CFA institute.


The retreat venue is the Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Towers Mobolaji Bank Anthony way Ikeja, and daily programme starts at 09:00hrs. Registration is now on at:


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