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The GIPS Standards Q&A database contains questions and answers (Q&As) on various searchable topics that provide additional interpretation on an issue. Q&As are considered to be authoritative guidance and must be followed in order to claim compliance with the GIPS standards.

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  • Archived

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

    How should incubator fund performance be presented under the GIPS standards?

    Incubator funds typically are portfolios set up with firm assets to initiate a new type of asset management. As such, they are typically non-fee-paying portfolios. The GIPS standards only require fee-paying portfolios to be included in the firm’s composites. However, the GIPS standards permit firms to include non-fee-paying portfolios in their composites. If non-fee-paying portfolios are included in one of the firm’s composites, the GIPS standards require that the firm present the percentage of the composite assets represented by the non-fee-paying portfolios as of the end of each annual period.

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