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    Effective: 1 November, 2021
    Categories: Carve-Outs
    Source: GIPS Standards Technical Committee

    If a firm carves out a portion of a portfolio, is it also required to carve out the rest of the portfolio? For example, we carve out the equity portion of balanced portfolios, synthetically allocate cash to the equity portion, and include the equity carve outs in an equity composite. Are we required to carve out the fixed income portion as well?

    If a firm carves out a portion of a portfolio, it is not required to carve out other parts of the portfolio.