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  • Archived

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

    If a fund invests in publicly traded equities for both limited partnerships and separate accounts, should the manager set up different composites for each legal structure?

    A composite must include all portfolios that are managed according to the same strategy. Differences in legal structure alone would not warrant a separate composite definition. However, it is up to the manager to decide how results can be presented in the most meaningful way, and if differences in legal structure caused the implementation of the strategy of the portfolios to differ, then the manager would split limited partnerships and separate accounts into separate composites.

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