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    Effective: 1 June, 2009
    Categories: Securities Lending
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    We manage certain portfolios, including pooled vehicles, that may participate in securities lending. We have recognized income related to securities lending in the portfolio performance. Due to bankruptcies and other market events, we did not receive back securities that had been loaned and instead received the pledged collateral. The value of the collateral received is less than the value of the securities loaned, resulting in a negative impact to performance. Can we exclude this negative impact from the portfolio’s return calculation? Alternatively, can we exclude the portfolio from the composite?

    The firm cannot exclude the impact of the securities lending collateral shortfall if it had previously determined that it would include the income associated with securities lending. Firms must not exclude the portfolio from the respective composite due to the loss on securities lending collateral.