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ArchivedEffective: 1 September, 2011 - 31 December, 2019Categories: RecordkeepingSource: GIPS Executive Committee
I have a group of portfolios that I don’t use for advertising or marketing purposes. Must I keep the records for the portfolios in this composite as well as records for the composite itself, even if I don’t market the composite’s performance?
Yes; the firm must maintain sufficient records that allow for the recalculation of account level and composite level returns regardless of whether the accounts are used for marketing or not.