The financial crisis and the ensuing volatility in the global economy and capital markets have challenged traditional wisdom about the risks associated with investing. More than ever, there is now a pressing need for investors to have a clear idea of the risks they are taking, as that can influence the amounts invested, the asset classes targeted and the specific products selected.
This report considers what investment risk is and how it can be measured, specifically addressing questions such as how investors assess their own risk appetite, what constitutes low and high risk exposure and the extent to which investors appreciate the connection between risk and return. It splits the respondents into financial advisers, corporate investors and high net worth individual investors to examine more closely issues specific to each of these groups.
White paper sponsored by Goldman Sachs.