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Determinants of portfolio performance. Brinson, Gary P; Hood, L Randolph; Beebower, Gilbert L. Financial Analysts Journal; Jan/Feb ; 51, 1; ABI/ INFORM. This study examines the total return of investment portfolios composed of mutual The results of Brinson, Hood and Beebower () and Brinson, Singer and. results of Brinson, Hood and Beebower () and Brinson, Singer and Beebower the variation in total portfolio return, and that tactical timing decisions and.

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However, the difference is still 15 basis points hundredths of a percent per quarter; the difference is pefformance of perception, not fact. Anonymous Sep 21st, Bekkers, Doeswijk and Lam investigate the diversification benefits for a portfolio by distinguishing ten different investment categories simultaneously in a mean-variance analysis as well as a market portfolio approach.

Here is a discussion about that: Academic studies InGary P. Now if manager A invests in stock A and Bond A, while manager B invests in stock B and bond B, asset allocation has nothing to do with returns because any combination of stock A and bond A gives 2x, any combination of stock B and bond B gives x.

Beebower BHB published a study about asset allocation of 91 large pension funds measured from to Deleted User Sep 24th, Gary Brinson has expressed his general agreement with the Ibbotson- Kaplan conclusions. I will asnwer your question but you should do your homework yourself. Deleted User Sep 24th, 3: We may be tempted to conclude that the different performances should be attributed to asset allocation, because the managers have different betas, but this conclusion would be false.


It would tell us that asset allocation determines percent of portfolio performance and that none of performance is determined by security selection.

Question Re: “Determinants of Portfolio Performance” Debate

Hood notes in his review of the material over 20 years, however, that explaining performance over time is possible with the BHB approach but was not the focus of the original paper. Now the example considered stock A with returns for each period equal to those of bond A, stock Perforkance with returns for each period equal to those of bond B and returns of A are double of returns of B.

Study for Success in BHB did not adjust performance for risk. A follow-up study by Brinson, Singer, and Beebower measured a variance of Statman says that strategic asset allocation is movement along the efficient frontier, whereas tactical asset allocation involves movement of the efficient frontier. A study with such a broad coverage of asset classes has not been conducted before, not in the context of determinannts capital market expectations and performing a mean-variance analysis, neither in assessing the global market portfolio.

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This time, after properly adjusting for the cost of running index funds, the actual returns again failed to beat index returns. Be prepared with Kaplan Schweser.

Randolph Hood, and Gilbert L. The results suggest that real estate, commodities, and high yield add most value to the traditional asset mix of stocks, bonds and cash. It seems to be a popular topic.


A question for those who have access to old issues of the Financial Analysts Journal and might be interested: They attributed the residual return to security selection.

However, when you regress x or 2x on 1.

However, in response to a letter performaance the editor, Hood noted that pprtfolio returns series were gross of management fees. As a result for any asset weights the corresponding asset-allocation index would be 1. Moreover, the differences in betas arise from the choice of securities, not asset classes as BHB defined these categories.

The linear correlation between monthly index return series and the actual monthly actual return series was measured at Any help with the question I asked in my initial post would be much appreciated. In other words, if x is time series for stock B. Thanks for the response. I may never learn to do my own homework if you keep playing the role of enabler though. Here is what the author concludes: Ibbotson and Kaplan examined the og year return of 94 US balanced mutual funds versus the corresponding indexed returns.

No thanks, I don’t want to increase my probability of passing.