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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 January, 2004 - 31 December, 2013
    Categories: Supplemental/Additional Information
    Source: Guidance Statement on the Use of Supplemental Information

    XYZ firm created a presentation booklet that primarily highlights performance information that is considered supplemental. The booklet shows an appropriate compliant presentation in the back of the book as an appendix. Is it acceptable for the supplemental information to precede the compliant presentation?

    Yes, provided the supplemental information:

    1. is not misleading,
    2. does not contradict or conflict with the compliant information, and
    3. is clearly labeled as supplemental.

    The firm must include a statement indicating that the Supplemental Information supplements the compliant composite presentation.

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