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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Private Equity
    Source: Interpretive Guidance for Private Equity

    Which fees are not deducted from the gross-of-fees and net-of-fees returns?

    All fees associated with making, managing, and divesting an asset (defined as transaction expenses in the GIPS glossary) must be deducted from the gross-of-fees return. management fees, carried interest and transaction expenses must be deducted from the net-of-fees return. In line with the general GIPS provisions, fees relating to the expenses incurred in running the fund itself, defined as administrative fees, and including custody fees and fund legal and accounting fees, do not have to be deducted in calculating the gross or net-of-fees returns.