performance attribution analysis

Definition

Examination of a portfolio manager's performance history, which poses some important strategic questions. The analysis is done to determine how the results in the portfolio manager's history were achieved and why the portfolio manager chose those actions. Barra's Performance Analysis utilizes information found through a performance attribution analysis to aid their performance method.

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We vetted him thoroughly with a performance attribution analysis before we decided whether or not to take him on our team.

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The performance attribution analysis was a useful tool in rating and understanding the portfolio manger's expertise and historical record of success.

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They conducted a performance attribution analysis and determined that often times John would make decisions that were subjective instead of objective.

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