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The GIPS Standards Q&A database contains questions and answers (Q&As) on various searchable topics that provide additional interpretation on an issue. Q&As are considered to be authoritative guidance and must be followed in order to claim compliance with the GIPS standards.
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ArchivedEffective: 1 March, 2006 - 31 October, 2012Categories: Model ResultsSource: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition
Firm A wants to offer a new investment management style. To demonstrate its capability to manage assets according to the new balanced strategy, Firm A creates a new balanced composite and produces three years of performance history using hypothetical assets and a back-tested asset allocation strategy. Can Firm A present this hypothetical composite history as a GIPS-compliant presentation?
No. Composite returns must only contain actual assets under management.
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