Expanding and Combining Attribution and Analytics Systems

Stuart School of Business research presentation by: Associate Professor of Finance Ricky Cooper





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Expanding and Combining Attribution and Analytics Systems


Attribution is a common methodology in portfolio management for examining what decisions generated return, risk, and risk-adjusted performance in a fund. Analytics is a regression-based framework for this purpose along the lines of Fama and French, etc. Attribution is virtually unknown in academics. Analytics has recently made inroads in professional money management but often produces counterintuitive, spurious, and contradictory results. Recently, I finished consulting for a major investment management firm to extend their attribution models in ways they haven't been done before, and along the way I gained insights into how attribution may be brought to academics and analytics rationalized for the industry. This should lead to research ideas which I plan to present.


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