The firm says the risk-rated funds have been integrated into Defaqto Engage’s investment workflow enabling planners to use the information as part of the planning process.
Defaqto Risk Ratings allow funds and DFM Model Portfolios to be assessed in terms of their risk and suitability for clients.
The fund’s risk rating is based on its historic and expected volatility and can be matched to a client’s risk profile if they have completed an attitude to risk questionnaire.
Defaqto risk-rated funds and DFMs are mapped to 10 Defaqto Risk Profiles and reviewed quarterly.
Pan Andreas, head of insight and consulting (funds and DFM) at Defaqto, said: “We’re delighted to have reached over 1000 risk-rated funds and DFM MPSs.
“Risk mapping reduces compliance risks for advisers, helping to ensure suitability for their clients.
The company says that despite the challenges of 2020 overall business from advisers has continued mostly as usual, with £25bn worth of recommendations made in Engage over the last 12 months.
The company has added risk ratings, qualitative fund reviews and ESG reviews this year to Defaqto Engage.
Defaqto has been operating for over 25 years and employs over 60 analysts who sift through more than 43,000 financial products and funds.
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