You are probably aware of my habit of referencing anniversaries, especially those ending with a "5" or "0." Well, this Fall will see The Journal of Performance Measurement(R) begin a new publishing year, but it won't end with either of these numbers. However, that doesn't mean we won't be making any significant changes, since two are planned!
First, we are introducing the Performance & Risk Measurement Hall of Fame. And while I would love to take credit for this idea, I must confess that it originated with Journal Advisory Board member Tim Ryan (thanks, Tim!). We thought it was a great one, and are implementing it this coming publishing year. As with the Dietz Award, our Advisory Board will pick the winner (I mean, inductees). Anyone can submit nominations by contacting our editor, Douglas "Tough Mudder" Spaulding. Just get your names in soon (we haven't yet announced the deadline, but will shortly; please email them to Doug). We expect to announce the inductees in the Winter issue (the same issue we announce the Dietz Award winner). Induction will occur annually, with the inaugural class expected to be a bit larger (perhaps 5-10) than future years.
Second, we will publish "Milestone Articles" from time to time. These articles, as the name suggests, are ones that have had a major role in the world of investment performance and risk measurement. We believe they need special attention, and will provide it!
The theme here is obvious (though unintended), is it not? Our profession, though relatively young, has had standard bearers in both people and papers, and our publication (such alliteration!) is providing an opportunity to showcase both.
Have suggestions for the Hall (or milestone articles)? Please let us know!