Transparency in fund regulation is key, as is having an understanding and appreciation of the risks involved in choosing and selecting suitable investment fund options. To help you do this, Generali Worldwide uses the SRRI to risk rate each of the investment options and their corresponding underlying funds available for investment.
The SRRI is a 7 point risk scale. It is a measure of the historic volatility of an individual investment option and its corresponding underlying fund over the previous five years using weekly return data that calculates the standard deviation percentage, expressing it as an annualised number**. This number then falls into one of seven risk categories on the scale, 1 meaning lower risk and 7 indicating a level of risk that is high.
The SRRI's purpose is to tell you the riskiness of an investment option and its corresponding underlying fund and also the potential rewards from it. It does not aim to help with portfolio construction and how portfolios can be diversified by asset allocation but rather to enhance your awareness of the potential risk associated with each investment option.
You should note that investment involves risk. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors and/or their investment advisers are responsible for their investment decisions and any choice of investment options is entirely at their own risk. Please note that investment performance (as well as the income accruing to an investment) may go down as well as up.
^ The SRRI calculation is provided by Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research.
* Where five year histories are not available, the mandate states that, for the SRRI calculation, where possible the returns of a comparable benchmark must be used for the period before the history became available. Investment options and their corresponding underlying funds that do not have a rating will be indicated with "U".
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