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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 June, 2004 - 31 October, 2012
    Categories: Carve-Outs
    Source: Guidance Statement on the Treatment of Carve-Outs

    Firm B manages balanced portfolios and would like to carve-out the equities to create an equity composite. Firm B charges 0.75% for its fixed income strategy, 1.50% for its equity strategy, and 1.00% for its balanced strategy. How should the investment management fee be allocated to the equity carve-out for presenting a net-of-fees return?

    Firms must allocate fees to each segment that are appropriate to the asset class. In this case, the firm must use the 1.50% that it charges for equity management.

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