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CurrentEffective: 1 November, 2012Categories: Composite ConstructionSource: GIPS Handbook, 3rd Edition
Is there a minimum number of portfolios, a minimum percentage of a firm’s portfolios, and/or a minimum amount of money that must comprise a legitimate composite?
No. There is not a minimum number of portfolios, a minimum percentage of a firm’s portfolios, and/or a minimum amount of money that must comprise a composite. All actual, fee-paying, discretionary portfolios must be included in at least one composite; composites must be defined according to investment mandate, objective, or strategy.
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