The online CGIPS Principles course is part of a flexible, self-study curriculum that allows investment managers and consultants, GIPS verifiers, compliance officers, regulators, performance measurement software developers, and other professionals to customize their study around work schedules and various learning styles.
CFA Institute developed the CGIPS program to meet the industry's demands for a professional credential for qualified investment performance practitioners.
The CGIPS program is a direct response to the investment performance community's growing demand for professional excellence," explained Philip Lawton, CFA, director of the CGIPS program.
CFA Institute recognizes the value and flexibility that online learning adds, and we are pleased to be playing such a pivotal role in the launch of the new CGIPS program," explained Nat Kannan, Chairman and CEO of VCampus.
CFA Institute, which for more than 40 years has managed and administered the rigorous CFA Program, will offer two sequential levels of examination toward the CGIPS designation: Principles and Expert.
We are delighted to be leading the CGIPS project, under our Select Partner(TM) Program, for such a prestigious organization as CFA Institute," said Christopher Nelson, VCampus CFO.
Interested candidates may view a free, 30-minute Webcast on the CGIPS program at https://www.
CFA Institute, which has more than forty years of experience in managing and administering a globally recognized exam - the rigorous Chartered Financial Analyst(R) (CFA(R)) exam - has been developing the CGIPS program for the past year.
A vital element of the CGIPS program is the formation of the CGIPS Advisory Council, whose role will be to represent the stakeholders' interests.
The five members of the CGIPS Advisory Council are:
A key objective of the CGIPS certification program is to professionalize the field of investment performance evaluation and presentation by recognizing its status as an expert domain, improving standards of practice, and rewarding individual achievement," said Bob Johnson, CFA, managing director of the CFA Program Division, which will oversee the CGIPS program.
Johnson added that CGIPS is truly intended to be a specialist designation and not a replacement for the CFA program.