Risk Profile


Online Risk Profiling Questionnaire Request For Existing PWS Financial Consulting Clients

Risk Profile Questionnaire Request

Risk Profile Guide

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Risk Profile Guide

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Risk Profiling Process Overview

We have designed the risk profile questionnaires (investment experience, attitude to risk and capacity for risk) to be answered by the client without the adviser needing to be present.

Attitude to Risk

When asked directly, clients find it hard to define the level of financial risk they are willing to take. Psychometric questionnaires are a way to measure where a client’s position relative to the broader population on a specific set of personality traits. The distribution of client attitudes to risk from the Dynamic Planner attitude to risk questionnaires resembles a normal distribution, with the majority of responders falling in the risk profile range from 4 – 8.

Capacity for Loss

Risk questionnaire can facilitate a discussion between the client and adviser to assess the affordability of the investment. Like the investor experience questionnaire: the adviser must consider client’s responses against the values in the ‘potential losses and gains’ table to validate that a client can cope with different outcomes from the investment. If not, a different risk profile should be selected.

Potential Limitations of the Risk Profiling Process

The attitude to risk questionnaire will only assess the risk a client is willing to take – it does not assess the
amount of risk a client can afford to take, which is done through the capacity for risk questionnaire.
It is also important to consider that the Dynamic Planner Risk Profiling Process focuses largely on investment
risks due to market movements. There are other risks such as investment liquidity, currency, political risks and
other aspects such as dependents and tax positions that must also be considered.