Investment Performance Guy


Investment Performance Guy

Questions arise in regards to what the firm should do, and perhaps even, what’s “best practice” to handle them? First, I think it’s important that the company have an insurance plan in place concerning how they would like to handle performance vacations. Second, it is important (make that, necessary) that your client buy into the process. Third, make sure you record whenever performance vacations occur (when, that which was done, who certified it, etc.).

And fourth, as with a lot of things we do, consistency is important, so as to avoid the looks of gaming situations with their advantage. Whatever holiday arrangement a manager has with his/her client has no effect on what they do with the portfolio’s particular GIPS composite. If the firm has a substantial cash flow policy and the portfolio’s flow applies, it gets drawn for the predefined amount of time.

If not, it remains. For the portfolio itself, there are many options companies can consider. First, use a benchmark come back as the surrogate for the time. Second, the vacation may build a “break” or “gap” in the performance track record. This implies you’d have a come back UP TO the point of the flow, a break, and a come back Following the money has been invested.

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You cannot link across this gap. Third, the company could use a “brief accounts” for the stream: that is, you’d move the money into this short-term accounts and move the investments across as the money is invested (securities purchased). This is the ideal strategy probably, though this means there isn’t any holiday, apart from for the money, which is sitting down in the short-term account.

If there is a liquidity impact, you should be prepared to start to see the stock price rise throughout the actual buyback (and not the announcement) but that price impact should fade in the weeks after. In summary, buybacks can increase value, if they lower the cost of capital and make a tax advantage that exceeds expected personal bankruptcy costs, and can increase stock prices for non-tendering stockholders, if the stock is under respected. Buybacks can damage value if they put a company’s survival at risk, by either getting rid of a cash buffer or pushing personal debt to dangerously high levels.

They can also result in wealth transfer to the stockholders who sell back again over those who stay in the firm, if the buyback price surpasses the value per share. Think about the share count number effect? This is the red herring of buyback analysis, lots that appears profoundly meaningful at first view but is useless in assessing the result of a buyback, on deeper analysis. Let’s start with the obvious. A stock buyback will reduce share count. For all those lazy enough to think that dilution is the bogeyman, which less shares is always better than more, buybacks are very good news always.