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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 October, 2012 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Alternative Investments
    Source: Guidance Statement on Alternative Investment Strategies and Structures

    Our funds-of-funds have master-feeder structures and some composites include funds invested in other funds that are also part of the firm. Additionally, an investor fund may invest in underlying funds that belong to the same composite as the investor fund. How should we handle such cases for the purpose of calculating composite performance?

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