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Aberdeen launches risk appetite model

Aberdeen Asset Managers is launching a risk appetite model which gauges extremities of risk in both bond and equity markets.

The model amalgamates the markets in order to identify what Aberdeen describes as “key” turning points in investors&#39 perception of risk, where both risk aversion and risk taking are taken at extremes.

The fund manager intends to publish its findings on a monthly basis.

Head of global strategy Michael Karagianis says: “ARAM provides a tool by which investors can look for timing signals to increase exposure to risky assets during times of financial panic and, as markets become overly buoyant, prudently decrease exposure to shares.”

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