Active managers try to outperform their benchmark through various active bets. They obviously need to be skilled in order to be successful. But skill is not the only possible driver of active bets. Some will be the result of biases. As investors, we need to be able to untangle the impact of skill – alpha […]
Rolf Banz spent his career in the investment industry in the US, the UK and, most recently, in Switzerland. To older people, he is known as the "father of the small firm effect". This weblog consists of a series of essays and shorter pieces on a range of issues at the intersection of institutional investment and investment theory. Please see this post for a description of the objectives of the weblog and the About page for further information on the author and the site.