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  • Archived

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

    Our firm reports performance in compliance with the GIPS standards for years ending 30 June for our High-Yield composite; all the other composites are reported at 31 December. Must we report annual returns as of 31 December for all of the firm’s composites?

    No. The firm is not required to change the year-end valuation and reporting date from 30 June to 31 December for the High-Yield composite. Each composite at the firm may have different year-end valuation dates; however, the year-end valuation dates must correspond to the reporting dates for the composite. Within each compliant presentation, the annual periods must be consistent. For example, a firm that reports a composite’s performance annually as of 30 June must consistently report data for years ending 30 June for the High-Yield composite. The firm may decide in the future to create a compliant presentation for the High-Yield composite based on a 31 December valuation and reporting date; however, the firm may not mix 30 June and 31 December valuation and reporting dates in the same compliant presentation.

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