Performance Attribution: Measuring Dynamic Allocation Skill

21 Pages Posted: 27 Mar 2010 Last revised: 11 Aug 2013

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Jason C. Hsu

Rayliant Global Advisors; Research Affiliates, LLC; University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Business

Vitali Kalesnik

Research Affiliates LLC

Brett W. Myers

Texas Tech, Rawls College of Business

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Date Written: March 26, 2010

Abstract

Classical performance attribution methods decompose manager alpha into factor allocation and stock selection components. A manager can produce alpha through factor tilts relative to a benchmark and by stock selection within each factor. However, traditional attribution methods do not explicitly assess a manager’s dynamic allocation skill in the factor domain. We propose a generalized framework for performance attribution that decomposes the allocation effect into value-added from both static and dynamic factor exposures and thus yields additional insight into sources of manager alpha. Such a decomposition can assist investors in identifying and quantifying manager skill, provide insight into a managers investment approach, style, and biases, as well as aid in benchmark selection and creation.

Keywords: Performance Attribution, Mutual Funds, Brinson Attribution

Suggested Citation

Hsu, Jason C. and Kalesnik, Vitali and Myers, Brett W., Performance Attribution: Measuring Dynamic Allocation Skill (March 26, 2010). Financial Analysts Journal, Vol. 66, No. 6, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578934 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1578934

Jason C. Hsu

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Vitali Kalesnik

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Brett W. Myers (Contact Author)

Texas Tech, Rawls College of Business ( email )

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