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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 March, 2006 - 31 December, 2013
    Categories: Portability
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    Firm X hires an entire investment team responsible for a successful emerging markets strategy in order to establish an identical investment strategy at Firm X. Some of the assets in the composite moved with the investment team and the investment process for the strategy will remain intact and independent in Firm X. Can Firm X link the performance of the investment team and comply with the GIPS standards?

    Firm X must link the historical performance to its new emerging markets composite only if Firm X has the records of the emerging markets composite sufficient to support the performance history of the emerging markets investment team. If the records are not readily available, Firm X can seek the permission of the team’s previous firm to obtain copies or try to obtain them from third parties who may have retained the records such as clients, custodians or consultants.

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