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Implementation of a Performance Attribution System in a Funds Management Company

With Regard to Support Controlling and Marketing

©2004 Masterarbeit 153 Seiten


Within this thesis fundamentals of performance attribution are treated as well as the practical implementation of such a system. However, for many people who already asked to receive a copy of this work, the most important part will be the analysis of the (partly internet based) questionnaire revolving around performance attribution.
The theoretical part contains the fundamentals of portfolio theory and the constructive CAPM, followed by basics of portfolio management. Next topics are the estimation of risk and performance for investment portfolios. The finishing touch is done by introduction of performance attribution theories handling both, equity and bond attribution.
Within the practical part a short analysis of the affected asset management company is performed, accompanied by research of performance presentation.
A questionnaire has been sent to 80 non-banks of the German HDAX index as well as to all members of the BVI. Furthermore an internet based version of the questionnaire has been introduced to a large number of institutional clients. The analysis of this questionnaire is one of the topics of this work.
For the affected company the results from the questionnaire are used to identify the competitors’ possibilities and the clients’ needs, resulting in fundamental ideas for the catalogue of requirements.
The analysis of the investment process and based on this the choice and the implementation of a performance attribution system are the last parts of this work. Still it has to be mentioned that recommendations for organizational changes are part of implementation.
There are three reasons why this thesis has been prepared.
The first one is quite trivial. As performance attribution is more and more present in the market, deeper knowledge of it shall be gained for the affected company.
Primarily the department for quantitative research and information technology has to come up with this knowledge to act as a multiplier and to ascertain technological and / or organizational requirements for its implementation.
Another scope of this work is to determine the actual status of performance attribution performed by competitors. To get this information competition is referred to and likewise clients of competitors are interviewed.
To benefit from this thesis not only the theoretical background will be looked upon, but there will be approaches to completely integrate performance attribution.
Proposed usage will […]


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Hogeschool Zeeland – unbekannt
2005 (März)
risk return performance measurement bank financials

Titel: Implementation of a Performance Attribution System in a Funds Management Company