Bath, Avon (PRWEB UK) 27 September 2013
Innovative Bath UK-based investment risk consultancy, CheckRisk has announced the launch of its Total Risk Monitoring System (TRMS) as a total investment risk management solution for institutional investors. Its aim is to simplify the complexity of investment risk.
TRMS is a modular system which allows investors to select the risk system modules they think will best suit their own investment frameworks, to grow with their risk culture, as well as addressing regulatory requirements.
It has been developed with the Universities of Bath and Bristol providing academic research, input and validation and consists of the following modules:
The purpose of the modules is to provide a total approach to risk monitoring. The system will alert to risk exposures on both a relative and absolute basis, alert to fund manager risk, identify positional awareness relative to risk, focus attention on key areas of investment risk in portfolios and assist in meeting regulatory and reporting requirements.
Commenting on the launch, CheckRisk Global CEO Denis Carroll said: “This is the final piece of the risk management puzzle and answers the questions for which superannuation funds have been seeking solutions. For example, we now have a module which employs a customisable reference portfolio built entirely from a risk basis which can be compared with investors’ live portfolios. This enables them to question and test their own portfolio allocations and facilitates a better understanding of risk within their investment strategies.” Carroll stressed that CheckRisk’s TRMS is an additive service that fits in well with and enhances the service provided by asset consultants. Carroll said, “Our focus is purely on risk and whether investors are being sufficiently rewarded for the risk taken. At a time when the provision of global liquidity is about to slow down, investors need to be aware of that risk.”
Nick Bullman, CheckRisk Founding Partner and Chairman added: “What we can do is show investors where their portfolio sits from a risk perspective which we call positional awareness, and provide a very good sense of the best risk-adjusted opportunities in the markets at any point in time. What is important for investors to realise is that if you don’t have positional awareness from a risk perspective and therefore know where you are in the investment cycle, then there is a very good chance you may make the wrong asset allocation decisions. It is this forward-looking approach to risk that sets us apart from the traditional approach. By using a modular structure, different organisations can customise their risk budgeting and risk appetites accordingly. This is not a one size fits all approach, and it also has the benefit of showing regulators a careful and systematic approach to risk issues.”
CheckRisk is a leading provider of financial risk management consulting services to institutional investors in the UK, Ireland and Australia and is based in Bath UK. CheckRisk has a strong academic research relationship with the Universities of Bath and Bristol and combines independent macroeconomic research with behavioural, market and quantitative techniques. CheckRisk currently consults on US$35b of financial assets and has offices in Bath, Dublin and Sydney.
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