Even though we all know that past performance is a very imperfect guide to future performance, it is still a major factor for many investors – if not the major factor – in the manager selection process. It is therefore natural that managers seek to present their performance numbers in the most favorable light possible. […]
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.