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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 November, 2012 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Cash Flow
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 3rd Edition

    What factors should we consider when determining what is a large cash flow?

    A large cash flow is the level at which the firm determines that an external cash flow may distort performance if the portfolio is not valued. The firm must determine in advance (i.e., on an ex-ante basis) what is considered to be a large cash flow on a composite-specific basis. Firms must define the amount in terms of the value of cash/asset flow or in terms of a percentage of the portfolio assets or the composite assets. The determination of the large cash flow level may be influenced by a variety of factors, such as the nature of the strategy, historical and expected volatility of the strategy, and the targeted cash level of the strategy.

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