Calmar Ratio

A ratio used to determine return relative to drawdown (downside) risk in a hedge fund.

Calculated as:

Calmar Ratio

Generally speaking, the higher the Calmar ratio, the better. Some funds have high annual returns, but they also have extremely high drawdown risk. This ratio helps determine return on a downside risk-adjusted basis. Most people use data from the past three years.


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