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ArchivedEffective: 1 November, 2012 - 31 December, 2019Categories: Carve-OutsSource: GIPS Handbook, 3rd Edition
Firm B manages balanced portfolios and would like to carve-out the equities to create an equity composite. Firm B charges 0.75% for its fixed income strategy, 1.50% for its equity strategy, and 1.00% for its balanced strategy. How should the investment management fee be allocated to the equity carve-out for presenting a net-of-fees return?
Firms must allocate fees to each segment that are appropriate to the asset class. In this case, the firm must use the 1.50% as a model fee that it charges for equity management.
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