Practical analysis for investment professionals

Performance Measurement & Evaluation


Persistence That Just Ain’t So

Do private equity presentations overstate an ability to persist?

The Dark Side of Low-Volatility Stocks

Low volatility may be a great marketing concept, but does it work as a strategy?

Fixed Income: “Take What the Market Gives You”

"The thing about fixed income is avoiding the downside," says PGIM's Gregory Roberts. "We get penalized for losses and get very little for getting things right."

Mr. Market’s Split Personality: Can Sector-Driven Factors Help?

Can Joel Greenblatt’s well-known Magic Formula help address Mr. Market's split personality?

Factor Investing in Micro and Small Caps

Does factor investing in micro- and small-cap stocks in the United States offer any additional alpha?

Taking Investment Teams from Good to Great

Good enough is no longer an option for active investment management firms.

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

Public Pensions: Investing for the 22nd Century

Antonio Rodriguez, CFA, CIPM, director of investment strategy for the New York City Board of Education Retirement System (BERS), speaks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about the challenges public pension trustees face in the United States and how they can better inform one another's efforts.

The US Economy: Eight More Years of Expansion?

The current recovery may be a long one by historical standards. But it may be some time before we see the end of it. Mark Armbruster, CFA, explains why.

Liquid Alternatives: Alternative Enough?

How do liquid alternatives perform from a risk-and-return perspective in the context of an equity portfolio?



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