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  • Archived

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

    As of 31 December 2000, Firm B has 18 portfolios in its Aggressive Growth composite, which earned 22.4% for the year. However, the composite lost three portfolios and gained 5 portfolios during the year. Which portfolios would firm B use to calculate a dispersion measure for the composite?

    Firm B would calculate a dispersion measure using only those 13 portfolios that were included in the composite for the full year.

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