Dabney Investment Consulting Associates, Inc. ("DICA") is a leading independent, third-party provider of Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) Verification and Verification-related consulting services to U.S.-domiciled investment management firms.

We are not affiliated with any accounting firm and we approach Verification from a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Charterholder point of view.  Our role is to help you with the Verification process and coach you to timely and successful completion.

Due to the non-accounting nature of our firm and our extensive hands-on investment management background, we have a unique feel for your investment policies and procedures that enables us to expeditiously complete your initial Verification project and the ongoing quarterly or annual updates to that Verification.

When you are searching for someone to provide Verification services, we suggest that you find one who has attained the CIPM® (Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement™) designation, which "...certifies a practitioner's proficiency in applying analytical techniques and preparing Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®)-compliant presentations, which guide investment firms in fairly representing and fully disclosing performance results" (CFA Institute Magazine, March/April 2007, page 22).  Joseph T. Dabney, III, CFA, CIPM was one of only 97 people in the world who passed the first Expert CIPM® exam in September/October 2006.  (For more information, please go to www.cfainstitute.org/cipm.)