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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 31 October, 2012
    Categories: Disclosures
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Firm A has an equity composite that is managed by one portfolio manager who is prominently displayed in the firm’s marketing materials. This manager leaves the firm and another manager is hired to continue managing the composite according to the same strategy. What disclosures should be made?

    Each firm must determine what significant events would help a prospective client interpret the performance record. When a strategy has a single investment decision maker who leaves and is replaced with a new investment decision maker, this event qualifies as a significant event which must be disclosed. Although the investment strategy remains the same with the new manager, the firm must disclose the change in personnel responsible for the management of the equity composite. The firm must also include a statement that the manager responsible for the history of the composite is no longer with the firm and the date of the original manager’s departure.

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