Investment Policy Statement


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Investment Policy Statement

In a discretionary account, an agreement between a portfolio manager and a client stating the client's needs and desires with regard to the portfolio. That is, the IPS states how the client expects the portfolio to perform and what the portfolio manager may and may not do in order to achieve this goal. The IPS prevents misunderstandings, such as when the manager takes on too much or too little risk for the clients investment goals. See also: Asset management.
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The seminar covered issues of interest to trustees of defined contribution retirement plans, such as compliance, administration, trustee responsibilities and risk, and investment policy statements. Committee members who attended the seminar gained Missouri continuing trustee education credit.
Eighty-one percent of respondents said their advisers provide investment monitoring, 67 percent assist with investment selection, 54 percent help develop the investment policy statement, and 30 percent act as a plan fiduciary.
"Sometimes, funds need to start earlier in looking at their investment policy statement (IPS), and look to see whether there is, potentially, something in there that could tie their hands and inhibit LDI implementation." One example cited by Campbell is the fixed-income benchmarks.
Do we have an investment policy statement that clearly states our investment goals?
One of the most important steps in the investment process is to work on and establish an investment policy statement. Creating this, in conjunction with a risk-assessment questionnaire, helps define and clarify the investment philosophy and goals.
Where trustees are looking to delegate any of their investment functions to agents, the preparation of an investment policy statement is a legal requirement.
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When making a donation to a foundation, ask for a copy of the Investment Policy Statement of the foundation.
The plan Investment Policy Statement clearly describes how plan investment choices are selected and monitored, and participants have ready access to this document.
Developing and presenting the Investment Policy Statement.
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