Panel session: Lies, damned lies & statistics – the truth about performance
Mon Nov 5, 2012
Taking a forward approach
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W hat do investors need to look at to get the full picture on
performance? What timeframes? What benchmarks? Does the
standard three-year timeframe paint an accurate picture in
hedge funds, or should investors slice and dice performance so
that it works with their portfolios? These questions and more
were considered in this session on the truth about performance.
Roxanne Martino, partner, president, chief executive officer
and portfolio manager at Aurora Investment Management, said
most institutional investors are working to a longer time
horizon than the three-year benchmark. "Since 2000, equities
have pretty much disappointed and diversification is important
for return generation but you have to expect periods of
underperformance even with a diversified portfolio," she
Since most investors are long-term buyers, the importance of
timeframe becomes key. At...
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