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    Effective: 1 January, 2020
    Categories: Alternative Investments, Leverage/Derivatives
    Source: 2020 GIPS Standards

    Can unleveraged performance for funds and portfolios that are leveraged with derivatives be included in composites, or be presented in a GIPS Pooled Fund report?  Please demonstrate how a firm may calculate the performance of derivatives on an unleveraged basis.

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