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Architas adds risk-profiling to fund range

Architas is offering the option to map its funds to the FinaMetrica risk profiling scale, to help advisers match their FinaMetrica risk-profiled clients with Architas funds.

It will apply to all Architas funds, which includes the MA Active, MA Passive and recently launched MA Blended ranges.

Architas head of business development Cedric Bucher says: “Whilst the Architas funds are risk managed following the eValueFE risk profiling tool, we understand that advisers have implemented a diverse range of risk profilers.

“The FinaMetrica mapping works for the full Architas range, the active, passive and blended proposition. This new service fits with our overall strategy; to ensure that we deliver RDR ready solutions and facilitate a full investment process.”

FinaMetrica co-founder Paul Resnik says: “We have argued for a long time that the industry needs to adopt a common standard in relation to three risk definitions before confidence in long term investing will return: the words that we use, the descriptors that we use and method we use to assess risk tolerance.

“Investor’s expectations can be better managed once there is a consensus. This is a very good step along the way to that goal.”

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