Performance and Risk

Weathering Uncertainty with Better Attribution
Leveraging a flexible attribution model lets investors see when a portfolio is performing to its full potential.
Matt McLaughlin
on Mar 7, 2017
Overcrowding in the Alternatives Market
How do we know if the alternatives market is overcrowded, and if it is, what is the potential impact?
Drew J. Cronin, CFA, CIPM
on Mar 1, 2017
What Does the Front Office Need from H­eads of Performance?
If your performance team can’t talk to the front office, the process will break down, and everyone will suffer.
Dean Mcintyre
on Feb 15, 2017
The Benefits of Active Management: Part One
Unpacking the advantages of the Brinson-Fachler model and understanding how to account for its weaknesses.
Ali Puttick
on Feb 13, 2017
Look to Lessons of 2016 to Prepare for 2017 Shocks
In an interconnected world, we look to market shocks from 2016 to find ways to prepare for potential shocks in 2017.
Rico Fabello
on Jan 23, 2017
The Transparency Ultimatum
Steve Young, guest blogger and UK managing partner at investment management consultancy Citisoft, reflects on a recent...
Steve Young
on Jan 12, 2017
Equity Attribution and the Delicate Art of Interaction
Productive and meaningful interaction between the fund manager and performance team is not just important, it’s an art.
Alison J. Stewart, CFA
on Dec 15, 2016
Stress Testing a Winning “No” on Italy’s Reform Vote
A “No” vote will likely create a strain on some of Europe’s currently weakest economies and panic selling on equity markets in...
Nikita Pillai
on Dec 1, 2016
Pairs Trading: Using Structured News to Reduce Divergence Risk
Pairs trading has become one of the most popular statistical arbitrage strategies. Can news data help improve its performance?
Peter Hafez
on Nov 29, 2016
Manager Performance: Good Behavior or Good Luck?
Behavioral influences in fund management cannot be ignored, but how do we measure them?
Dean Mcintyre
on Nov 22, 2016
Supply Chain, Competitive Landscape Fuel High Capacity Strategies
Strategies involving small cap companies can appear profitable at first, but their performance can deteriorate fast as assets...
Peter Hafez
on Oct 18, 2016
Choosing a Benchmark Data Provider [Infographic]
With fixed income and multi-asset class markets undergoing dramatic industry shifts, you may be considering new benchmark data...
FactSet Insight
on Sep 29, 2016

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