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: Portability
    Source: GIPS Handbook, 2nd Edition

    At Firm T, Manager D is responsible for Firm T’s Emerging Market Composite. Although Manager D makes all the investment decisions for the portfolios in the composite, manager D is supported by Firm T’s research department and trading desk. Firm U is seeking to establish an emerging market investment strategy and hires Manager D to join Firm U. Can Firm U link the historical performance of Manager D while at Firm T to the performance of its new strategy and comply with the GIPS standards?

    The firm must determine if the decision-making process remains intact (unchanged) in Firm U. If Firm U continues the original strategy of the composite with all of its continuing factors, appropriate disclosures are made and documentation is in place, the performance must be linked.

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