Active Share Efficiency

Active Share Efficiency is the ratio of a portfolio’s excess return for a given quarterly period to its active share at the end of the period.

Active Share Efficiency

Where Re is excess return (expressed as an integer) and AS is Active Share (measured as a decimal). Similar to other measures, it can be viewed as an average excess return over multiple time periods (average rolling periods) as to limit endpoint sensitivity. In that case, the formula would change slightly, (where n equals number of periods) to include average excess return divided by average active share:

Active Share Efficiency Multiple Periods

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