Accruing advisory fees: does it make sense?

I recently sent a suggestion into the GIPS(R) (Global Investment Performance Standards) Help Desk, suggesting that they introduce a recommendation, if not an outright ban, on firms deducting the annual fee from the annual gross-of-fee return, to arrive at their annual...

When gross minus net doesn’t equal the annual advisory fee: still an oldie but a goodie

Perhaps the problem I’ll touch on is such that firms will avoid reporting gross- and net-of-fee returns. Hopefully not. A new GIPS(R) (Global Investment Performance Standards) verification client reached out with a problem. One of their clients subtracted their...
Deriving net rates of return

Deriving net rates of return

There has been a bit of a debate on one of the Linkedin groups lately, regarding the proper way to derive net-of-fee returns, when the fees come out of the corpus of the account. I happen to like this topic, and wrote an article on it for the CFA Institute some time...

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