While few investors explicitly hold long/short portfolios, every active portfolio can be thought of as the benchmark plus a long/short representing the active bets. We use this framework to distinguish the quantity versus quality of active exposures.
Long/short portfolios can provide us with a unique framework to think about portfolio differences, and a unique way to quantify value-add for fees paid.
Decomposing Trend Equity
By Corey Hoffstein
On September 24, 2018