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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 May, 2010 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Valuation
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    The 2010 edition of the GIPS standards requires a firm to value portfolios in accordance with the composite-specific valuation policy. We manage both pooled funds which are valued daily and non-pooled (segregated) portfolios which are valued monthly and for cash flows above 5%. We include both types of portfolios in the same composite. May we have a different policy for the frequency of valuing pooled funds versus non-pooled portfolios that are included in the same composite?

    Yes. The firm must establish a composite-specific valuation policy, but that policy may differentiate valuation frequency for different types of portfolios in the composite. The firm must apply the composite-specific valuation policy consistently based on the valuation frequency for the type of portfolio.