Alpha Generator

 

Alpha is a term that is used in finance to show a risk adjusted measure of return on an investment. Alpha is a factor used in the Capital Asset Pricing Mechanism (CAPM)

See CAPM

A security can be said to be an alpha generator when its alpha coefficient is greater than zero.

An Alpha Generator therefore is any security that, when added to an existing portfolio of assets, provides excess returns or returns in excess to a pre-determined level, without adding any greater risk to the portfolio

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