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CurrentEffective: 1 January, 2020Categories: PortabilitySource: 2020 GIPS Standards
At Firm X, portfolio managers A, B, and C are part of a six-person investment management team responsible for managing Firm X’s Growth and Income Composite. Firm Y hires managers A, B, and C to start a growth and income strategy at Firm Y. Does Firm Y meet the portability test requiring substantially all of the investment decision makers to be employed by the new firm?
Firm Y must determine if portfolio managers A, B, and C constitute “substantially all of the investment decision-makers” for the Growth and Income Composite. Firm Y must also determine if all the other rules of portability are met. If the portability requirements specified in Provision 1.A.32 are met, Firm Y may link the prior performance from Firm X. If the portability requirements specified in Provision 1.A.32 are not met, the historical performance from Firm X must not be linked to the performance of Firm Y.
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