global performance attribution (R48) EOC question

Re: question 3 Cash/Bond Allocation for MANAGER B considered a strength ( relative to Manager A) but doesn’t more spare cash imply cash drag ?

i didn’t think we knew the allocation - what we know is that manager B got a 2.8% return contribution from his cash/bond allocation, which partially made up for his poor country picking relative to manager A. (better currency management and better stock picking also contributed)