Specific Return

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Specific Return

The part of the excess return not explained by common factors. The specific return is independent of (uncorrelated with) the common factors and the specific returns to other assets. It is also called the idiosyncratic return.

Specific Return

The return on an asset or investment over and above the expected return that cannot be explained by common factors. That is, the specific return is the return coming from the asset or investment's own merits, rather than the merits common to other, similar assets or investments. It is also called the idiosyncratic return.
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The aim of the Barclays Manager Access Indices is to use that format to provide investors with liquid access to hedge fund strategy specific returns in a more straightforward and diversified manner.
So our estimates of specific returns are pretty rough right now," said Witteveen in September.
The use of Lyster Watson True Alpha does not guarantee any specific returns or performance and may result in losses.
The sources said that the contract had guaranteed specific returns and that the program had done poorly.
The tax practitioner should consider what his or her professional responsibilities are in the matter of the state tax compliance and--where appropriate--limit the scope of tax preparation services in the engagement letter to only those specific returns that the practitioner has been engaged by the client/taxpayer to prepare.
These human capital measures are interacted with industry and year to obtain estimates of industry-year specific returns to schooling and tenure, allowing us to assess the relationship between the capital intensity of production and the ICT intensity of capital on the one hand and the returns to schooling and tenure on the other, discussed in the next section.
In addition, products and services reported by taxpayers on specific returns were reviewed for consistency with the major products and services group classification.
Another difficult issue is that with airport fire and rescue services not seen as offering specific returns on investment, there is a tendency to cut budgets, or at least not develop an airport's fire fighting capability in parallel with the growth in passenger numbers and aircraft movements.
While it is hard enough to accurately project an average annual return over an extended period of time, it is essentially impossible to project specific returns each year and determine how they will affect a distribution strategy in retirement," Bhojwani writes.
The Harmonic solution aids Just Media in pinpointing the specific returns on marketing budgets and ultimately allows our clients to see how spending money directly impacts their company goals, whether they are brand awareness, lead generation, or revenue," said Dick Reed, CEO of Just Media.
KnowledgePlanet ROI(SM) will allow organizations to monitor complex business metrics, both related and non-related to training events, in order to calculate specific returns associated with business activity and trends.