Q & A Database

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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  • Archived

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

    Will a model portfolio, compiled by an adviser who does not have discretion to invest assets in accordance with the model, qualify for a composite?

    No, as there are not any actual, fee-paying discretionary portfolios managed to the strategy. Model, or advisory-only assets are not considered assets of the firm, and are not included in total firm or composite assets.

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