Rhodri Roberts, DST Global Solutionsâ Head of Performance for Asia, said: âThe CIPM serves as a valuable tool for our business as it demonstrates our dedication to excellence in the provision of performance measurement solutions to the investment management industry.
"The certificate also provides our clients with external, objective verification that DST Global Solutions delivers performance measurement solutions that are based on industry standards and best practice.â
The CIPM program offers the industryâs only designation dedicated solely to the specialised field of investment performance evaluation and presentation. It is designed to test candidatesâ mastery of a specialised curriculum in the areas of ethics and performance evaluation, as well as the application of the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPSÂ®). GIPS are a set of standardized, industry-wide ethical principles that provide investment firms with guidance on how to calculate and report their investment results to prospective clients.
DST Global Solutions and Colin Morrison, a member of GIPSâ Executive Committee and an independent industry consultant, have been working in close collaboration on a number of initiatives in order to promote best practice and stimulate greater interest in the ever more sophisticated field of performance measurement.
Des Gallacher, Head of Performance Solutions at DST Global Solutions, added: âThe CIPM certification is a critical extension of DST Global Solutionsâ investment in its performance solution (HiPerformance). We continually invest in HiPerformance to help the applicationâs functionality meet ever increasing market demands. Part of this investment goes towards enabling our staff to actively track trends in the performance measurement field and communicate the impact of these trends along with suggestions for necessary actions to our clients.â
Amongst other qualities, the certification recognizes a practitionerâs proficiency in applying analytical techniques and preparing GIPS-compliant presentations that guide investment firms in fairly representing and fully disclosing performance results.