I wrote this piece for Jackson Analytics, and I'm reposting it here with their permission
Football coach Bill Parcells famously once said, “You are your record.”
In other words, all the spin, excuses, and rationalization in the world don’t mean much when stacked against your actual performance.
For investment management firms, your performance data is your win-loss record. That’s why we love it.
Data is clean. Data tells a story all on its own. And, importantly, data makes your firm’s broader story much more persuasive and convincing.