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

    How should side-by-side funds be handled when calculating performance?

    For funds that may have an auxiliary parallel or “side-by-side” fund vehicle, that vehicle should be included in the performance calculation for the entire fund. An acid test for deciding whether to include such a vehicle in the performance calculation is:

    If a parallel or side-by-side vehicle’s capital is included to determine the entire fund’s capitalization, then that parallel or side-by-side vehicle must be included in the performance calculations of the entire parent fund. Performance can be calculated separately for the side-by-side fund vehicle as supplemental information but is required to be included in the calculation for the parent.

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