A tale of two worlds: performance and risk

Performance and risk offer two complementary views of investment management. It’s time to swap some DNA

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Damian Handzy is global head of risk at StatPro, a London-based cloud provider of performance and risk analytics for the investment management industry.

A single consistent theme emerges when traditional long-only managers and alternative managers meet: performance measurement and risk management are tightly intertwined.

Traditional managers view both performance and risk as relative measures to a specified benchmark. They are more sophisticated in their analysis of performance and less so about