Q & A Database

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  • Archived

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

    At Firm X, managers A, B, and C are part of a six person investment management team responsible for managing Firm X’s Growth and Income composite. Firm Y hires managers A, B, and C to start a growth and income strategy at Firm Y. Can Firm Y link the performance of managers A, B, and C while at Firm X to the ongoing performance the managers will earn at Firm Y and comply with the GIPS standards?

    The firm must determine if managers A, B and C constitute “substantially all of the investment decision-makers” for the strategy. If the decision-making process remains intact (unchanged) in the new firm, it could be justified that substantially all of the investment decision-makers are employed by Firm Y and the rules of portability are met. If not, the historical performance from Firm X can be shown as supplemental information, provided it is clearly labeled as such.

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