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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 wrap fee/ SMA prospective client, may we present sponsor-specific composite performance from an existing wrap fee/SMA sponsor?

    When presenting performance to a wrap fee/SMA prospective client, the firm must present a style-defined composite in order to demonstrate a full and fair picture of the firm’s ability to manage all wrap fee/SMA portfolios in the defined style. Firms may choose to present additional and/or supplemental information demonstrating the firm’s ability to manage portfolios for a specific wrap fee/SMA sponsor or group of wrap fee/SMA sponsors.