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New smartkpis.com report ranks the Top Investments KPIs of 2011-2012

Press Release   •   Jul 10, 2013 17:47 AEST

July 10, 2013, Melbourne, Australia – The KPI Institute, the global authority on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) research and education announces the launch of a new report in its 2011-2012 edition of its popular Top 25 series of reports. The series is based on research conducted through www.smartKPIs.com, which contains over 20,000 Key Performance Indicator examples, making it the world's largest source of thoroughly documented KPIs.

Investments include legal entities organized to pool securities or other financial assets, without managing, on the behalf of shareholders or beneficiaries. The portfolios are customized to achieve specific investment characteristics, such as diversification, risk, rate of return and price volatility. These entities earn interest, dividends and other property income, but have little or no employment and no revenue from the sale of services. KPIs focus on the achievement of the desired results in the management of portfolios.

The "Top 25 Investments KPIs of 2011-2012" report provides insights in the state of Investments KPIs performance measurement today by listing and analyzing the most visited KPIs out of the more than 60 KPIs in this category on smartKPIs.com in 2011-2012. In addition to KPI names, the report contains a detailed description of each KPI, as documented in smartKPIs Premium.  

Investment KPIs are reflective of Investments functions, and are grouped into subcategories, such as Risk Assessment, Investment Results, Liquidity Assessment, Operating Expenses, Trade Settlement, Operational Infrastructure and Market Trend. Out of these subcategories, the most popular were Risk Assessment, Investment Results, and Liquidity Assessment.

One of the most important benefits that this report brings is the international perspective it offers on the most popular KPIs for Investments Management. The skill in applying KPIs lies in selecting the optimum number and appropriateness of each KPI. The top 5 Investments KPIs in this report are:

1.  % Cash collection rate

2.  # Unsettled trades

3.  # Liquidity ratio

4.  % Management expense ratio (MER)

5.  # Appraisal ratio

By discussing the use of KPIs today, presenting the best practice in documenting them and listing the most popular KPIs of 2011, the "Top 25 Investments KPIs of 2011-2012" report is a valuable resource in promoting the informed use of KPIs or refreshing the existing performance measurement and management practice in any organization.

According to Aurel Brudan, The KPI Institute’s CEO, “The Top 25 Investments KPIs of 2011-2012 report is a synthesis of what smartKPIs.com is all about: it provides an overview of how Investments KPIs are used in practice today, by combining input from the online community with analysis and insights from our research team."


http://www.smartkpis.com is the leading online platform for performance management knowledge integration, hosting the largest database of thoroughly documented KPI examples available on the web today. It offers high quality resources and collaboration functionality for the community of members, assisting them in making smart decisions regarding their performance management initiatives. Registration is free and enables research, learning and interaction as part of a growing community of members from over 190 countries and territories.


The KPI Institute is a research, publishing and educational provider specialized in developing better practice in the use of KPIs. It developed the KPI Management Framework and runs five main research programs, dedicated to performance management, the Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, analytics and organizational strategy. Over the last 8 years, The Institute assisted over 5,000 organizations in finding solutions to their KPI needs.

Media contact

Cipriana Turcanu, The KPI Institute, Tel: +61 3 9670 2979, Email: cipriana.turcanu@smartKPIs.com