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  • Archived

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

    Our firm values portfolios as of the last Friday of the month. Can this methodology be used for all periods?

    No. For periods beginning on or after 1 January 2010, firms must value portfolios as of the calendar month-end or the last business day of the month. For periods prior to 1 January 2010, firms may value portfolios as of the last Friday of the month, with appropriate disclosure.

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