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BARRA's performance analysis (PERFAN)

Definition:

A method developed by BARRA, a consulting firm in Berkeley, Calif. It is commonly used by institutional investors applying performance attribution analysis to evaluate their money managers' performance.

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Comptroller

The corporate manager responsible for the firm's accounting activities. Sometimes referred to as the contoller (which means the same thing).

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