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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2006 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Wrap Fee Portfolios
    Source: Guidance Statement for Wrap Fee/SMA Portfolios

    When reporting performance to a specific wrap fee/SMA sponsor with whom our firm has entered into a sponsor agreement, we report the performance of that sponsor’s portfolios (managed to the same strategy) since the inception of our relationship with the sponsor in a composite. May we link the performance of the sponsor-specific results to our historical, style-defined wrap fee/SMA composite track record, which includes the combined historical performance of all wrap fee/SMA portfolios managed in the same style, regardless of sponsor?

    Yes. Sponsor-specific wrap fee/SMA composite results may be linked to the historical performance of a style-defined composite (which could also include the performance of non-wrap fee/SMA portfolios managed in the same style reduced by the highest total wrap fee).