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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 October, 2007 - 30 November, 2013
    Categories: Carve-Outs
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    If two asset class segments of a multi-asset class portfolio are managed independently with their own cash balance, do the composites with those segments in them require the carve out disclosures listed in the Guidance Statement for the Treatment of Carve-Outs?

    If the two asset class segments are managed independently with their own cash balances, the GIPS compliant presentations will not require the disclosures relating to carve-outs. If there is a manual cash allocation performed and the portfolios are not managed independently, the composite’s GIPS compliant presentation must disclose the policy used to allocate cash to the carve-out returns and the percentage of the composite that is composed of carve-outs prospectively for each period. Please review the Guidance Statement on the Treatment of Carve-Outs.

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