A Challenge to the Performance Measurement Profession

Journal of Performance Measurement, 1999, Fall, 6-7

3 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2013 Last revised: 7 Oct 2013

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

A modern-day investment professional looking back at accepted doctrine in the early 1900s would rightfully characterize much of it as misguided. Do you remember when it was not considered appropriate, or even legal, to hold risky securities in a portfolio, even if the portfolio was not risky? Will investment professionals fifty years from now view our performance measurement regulatory structure, guidelines, theory, and practice as misguided? Let me try to make the case that they will. If you agree with part of what I say, then I challenge you to think of how our profession can be changed for the better.

Keywords: performance measurement

JEL Classification: G10, G11

Suggested Citation

Ferguson, Robert, A Challenge to the Performance Measurement Profession (October 1, 2013). Journal of Performance Measurement, 1999, Fall, 6-7. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2334258

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