Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2008

Measuring Investment Performance

by Andre F. Perold and Kenneth A. Froot


Examines various approaches to measuring investment performance. The approaches include the use of risk exposure and the Sharpe and Information Ratios. Applies the approaches to a variety of mutual funds to demonstrate the effect of using different metrics to measure fund performance.

Keywords: Financial Management; Investment; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Measurement and Metrics; Performance; Risk and Uncertainty;


Perold, Andre F., and Kenneth A. Froot. "Measuring Investment Performance." Harvard Business School Background Note 208-110, January 2008.