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CurrentEffective: 1 July, 2021Categories: Total Asset Owner AssetsSource: GIPS Standards Technical Committee
If an asset owner hires an external manager to manage assets, can both the asset owner and the external manager count these assets as their own and use the performance of these assets as their own?
If an asset owner has discretion over the selection of the external manager (i.e., can hire and/or fire the external manager), both the asset owner and the external manager can count the assets as their own and use the performance of the assets as their own. The asset owner must include the assets managed by the external manager in total asset owner assets and treat the assets as they would other assets that are managed internally (e.g., include them in the appropriate total fund).