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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 November, 2012 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Performance History/Track Record
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 3rd edition

    One of our composites temporarily lost all of its member portfolios, resulting in a “break” in performance. The inception date was 1 January 2004, and there were 10 accounts in the composite through 31 July 2005. As of 1 August 2005, 6 portfolios were liquidated and 4 fell below the minimum account size, leaving the composite with no portfolios. On 30 April 2006, 2 of the portfolios that had previously fallen below the composite minimum exceeded the minimum account size, effectively reinstating the composite with the same strategy. How should we present this composite’s compliant presentation as of 31 December 2007?

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