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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 31 October, 2012
    Categories: Performance History/Track Record
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    One of our portfolio managers is about to be promoted and another manager will assume responsibility for the portfolios managed to the strategy. The new manager will use the same model, but will apply his own discretion. The investment guidelines for these portfolios will not change when the new manager assumes responsibility for the portfolios. Do we need to create a new composite for the new manager’s investment history?

    It does not appear that the firm is changing the investment objectives and/or strategies of the portfolios. As such, the portfolios should all continue in the composite and the composite’s history will continue uninterrupted when the new manager assumes investment responsibility for the portfolios. The firm must also consider if the change in personnel is a significant event which should be disclosed (see Provision 4.A.19).

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