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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 October, 2012
    Categories: Terminated Portfolios
    Source: Investment Performance Council (IPC)

    Firm A has a policy of removing terminated portfolios on the first day of the month that the firm was notified of termination. If notification of a portfolio’s termination is received on 25 May, when should it likely be removed from the composite?

    The firm’s policy should be based on removing the portfolio from the composite at the start of the performance measurement period when the firm no longer has discretion over the assets. Assuming monthly performance measurement periods, the portfolio should be included in the composite performance calculations through 30 April but should be excluded from the composite calculations for May, if the firm had discretion over the assets through the month of April and no longer had discretion over the assets after 25 May.

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