DescriptionMany investment books include a chapter or two on investment performance measurement or focus on a single aspect, but only one book addresses the breadth of the field. Investment Performance Measurement is a comprehensive guide that covers the subjects of performance and risk calculation, attribution, presentation, and interpretation. This information-packed book covers a wide range of related topics, including calculation of the returns earned by portfolios; measurement of the risks taken to earn these returns; measurement of the risk and return efficiency of the portfolio and other indicators of manager skill; and much more. By reviewing both the concepts of performance measurement and examples of how they are used, readers will gain the insight necessary to understand and evaluate the management of investment funds. Investment Performance Measurement makes extensive use of fully worked examples that supplement formulas and is a perfect companion to professional courses and seminars for analysts.
Bruce J. Feibel, CFA, is Product Manager at Eagle Investment Systems, an investment management software provider located in Newton, Massachusetts. He is responsible for overseeing the development of Eagle's investment performance measurement, attribution, and AIMR/GIPS compliance software. Prior to joining Eagle, Mr. Feibel was a principal at State Street Global Advisors. He earned his BS in accounting from the University of Florida.
CHAPTER 1: Investment Performance Measurement.
PART ONE: RETURN MEASUREMENT.
CHAPTER 2: Single Period Return.
CHAPTER 3: Money-Weighted Return.
CHAPTER 4: Time-Weighted Return.
CHAPTER 5: Multiperiod Return.
CHAPTER 6: Adjusting Returns for Impact of Fees, Taxes, and Currency.
CHAPTER 7: Measuring Relative Return.
PART TWO: RISK MEASUREMENT.
CHAPTER 8: Risk.
CHAPTER 9: Absolute Risk.
CHAPTER 10: Downside Risk.
CHAPTER 11: Relative Risk.
PART THREE: MEASURING RISK-ADJUSTED PERFORMANCE.
CHAPTER 12: Absolute Risk-Adjusted Return.
CHAPTER 13: Downside and Relative Risk-Adjusted Return.
CHAPTER 14: Assessing Skill.
PART FOUR: PERFORMANCE ATTRIBUTION.
CHAPTER 15: Security and Segment Returns.
CHAPTER 16: Effective Exposure Basis Returns.
CHAPTER 17: Contribution Analysis.
CHAPTER 18: Attributing Value Added to Management Decisions.
CHAPTER 19: Strategy-Specific Return Decomposition.
PART FIVE: PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION.
CHAPTER 20: AIMR- and GIPS-Compliant Performance Presentations.
Appendix: The AIMR Performance Presentation Standards.