Attribution analysis is a specialized skill that involves analyzing investment returns to determine the contribution of different factors or components. It is a complex process that requires strong analytical skills, knowledge of financial models and an ability to dissect complex data and information. At its core, attribution analysis is about understanding the drivers of outperformance or underperformance and using this knowledge to make better investment decisions. It's typically used by institutional investors and asset managers to evaluate the performance of their investment portfolios and make adjustments as necessary.
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