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  • Archived

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

    We want to report the net-of-fees returns of a composite. Should we state the actual net-of-fees returns for all portfolios, which would reflect the deduction of the actual fee paid by each portfolio, or can we use a model fee?

    The net-of-fees return is defined as the gross-of-fees return reduced by the investment management fee (including performance-based fees and carried interest). Firms are permitted to use either the actual investment management fee incurred by each portfolio in the composite or the highest investment management fee appropriate to a prospective client to reduce the gross-of-fees return to calculate the net-of-fees return.

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