Performance Attribution – getting under the hood with s&p dow jones indices links

(Last Updated On: August 9, 2018)


This is from the latest guest blog I posted yesterday. Here some highlights where you can read this entire article including s&p dow jones indices here:

Understanding where returns really come from and what they mean

Attribution analysis involves comparing a portfolio’s performance against a set benchmark and unpacking the excess return to examine the impact of various investment decisions. We list below our selection of the best reports on the subject.

In our first two papers, we focus specifically on risk-adjusted returns, recognising that Modern Portfolio Theory assumes that higher risk should be compensated by higher returns. Register today for free and immediate access to the papers below – and 20,000 others!

SPIVA® Through a Risk-Adjusted Lens (S&P Dow Jones Indices, July 2018)

Modern portfolio theory purports that greater risks should be compensated with higher returns. S&P Dow Jones Indices examines actively managed funds and evaluates their risk-adjusted performance.

How Sharp is the Sharpe-Ratio? Risk-Adjusted Return Measures (StatPro, 2016)

This StatPro paper compares the Sharpe Ratio with a number of competing and complementary rations for assessing risk-adjusted returns.

Performance Attribution through a Factor Lens (Invesco Risk & Reward, July 2018)

Turn to p42 of Invesco’s quarterly Risk & Reward magazine for a six-page discussion of how standard attribution analysis techniques can be adjusted to develop a factor attribution which reconciles realistically with the investment process.

Total Portfolio Performance Attribution Methodology (Morningstar, 2015)

Morningstar reviews methods for analysing and attributing portfolio performance, decomposing returns into decisions that stem from the plan sponsor versus those that stem from the investment manager.

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