Does Your Benchmark Measure Up?

CFA Institute Conference Proceedings Quarterly
First Quarter 2015 | Vol. 32 | No. 1 | 9 pages
Source: CFA Institute
Carl Bacon, CIPM Neil E. Riddles, CFA, CIPM

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Summary

Selecting an appropriate benchmark is critical to portfolio management and performance measurement. Differences in benchmark methodology and construction rules can lead to large differences in performance, even among benchmarks that appear similar. Understanding these methodologies and construction rules, as well as avoiding behavior associated with common benchmark myths, can aid investors in making wise benchmark choices.

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