The Guiding Principles for Investment Risk & Performance Measurement Functions was produced by the IMAS Risk and Performance Committee to address the significant inconsistencies amongst investment management firms in the investment risk and performance functions that they undertake. This guidance provides a set of guiding concepts, principles and best practices to be considered when establishing, developing or reviewing the risk and performance function in an investment management company.

The document acts in concert with well-established standards, such as the Global Investment Performance Standards (“GIPS”), to provide a general roadmap for risk and performance professionals with oversight responsibilities, to strengthen their functional capabilities and build a best-in-class unit.