PIPODs Provide Earlier Performance Analysis

December 28, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - PPCA has announced that its Popular Index Portfolio Opportunity Distributions (PIPODs) will now be available on Investment Tools Online and Informa Investment Solutions' Performer.

In its announcement, PPCA says PIPODs are all the portfolios that a manager could have held when selecting stocks from the constituents of a specific popular index such as the S&P 500.   PIPODs are available several days after the end of a performance period.

PPCA says statistical significance is identified sooner than a comparable determination by using regression analysis because inferences are drawn in the cross-section rather than across time.   The company also attests to the accuracy of PIPODs because PIPODs include all possible funds that could be created from a specific benchmark, like the S&P 500. Thefore, the benchmark return always ranks median.

The cost for these scientific universes for a specific report date (e.g. 12/31/05) is $50 for the entire set of 494 universes (38 indexes for 13 time periods each).   For further information, contact Glenn Skidmore glenn.skidmore@InformaIS.com at(914) 509-1518.

PPCA’s Web site is  www.PPCA-Inc.com .  

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