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  • Archived

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

    How do we determine what is considered a non-fee-paying portfolio?

    If a portfolio pays no investment management fees, it is considered a non-fee-paying portfolio. Some firms may manage portfolios that have a minimal investment management fee that is meant to cover operating or transaction costs. If a portfolio has a very small investment management fee that is not representative of an investment management fee a portfolio would typically pay, the firm should consider such a portfolio as a non-fee-paying portfolio.

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