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Alpha

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Alpha

Alpha is a measure of the "extra" return generated by managers over the general market which is often represented by an index. It is important to be conscious of the amount of risk a manager undertakes to achieve their returns, and true alpha is the risk-adjusted returns a manager acheives. One reliable measure of risk-adjusted return is the Sharpe Ratio.... Read More

This episode aired on BloombergTV on Apr 26, 2012