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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 June, 2005 - 30 November, 2013
    Categories: Creation Date, Inception Date
    Source: Investment Performance Council (IPC)

    Please explain the difference between composite inception date and composite creation date.

    The composite creation date is the date on which the firm first groups the portfolios to create a composite. The composite inception date is the earliest date for which performance is reported for the composite – the initial date of the performance record.

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