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  • Archived

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

    Firm C manages a portfolio that recently had new investment restrictions placed on it by the client, rendering it non-discretionary. Should the firm retroactively remove that portfolio from its composite?

    No. Firm C has the responsibility of creating its own definition of discretion and applying this definition consistently over time to all portfolios. A portfolio that changes from discretionary to non-discretionary status due to a new client-imposed restriction may be removed from a composite on a prospective basis only; the portfolio must not be removed retroactively.

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