Quant charts explained: Risk / Return

The Risk/ Return shows the risk and return of a product, benchmark or portfolio compared to a specified universe over a specified period.

What does the chart show?

The risk/ return chart plots the product, benchmark or portfolio’s return against its risk over a specified period. Other products in the specified universe are also included on the plot. Each investment is represented by a unique marker. Other products in the peer group are represented by a single pink dot.

 

How to interpret the chart

Products in the top left hand corner have a high level of total returns for a lower level of absolute risks.

When to use the chart

This chart is useful in showing the risk and return of a product, benchmark or portfolio relative to other peers in the universe.

iRate specific

An appropriate universe should be selected to compare similar products.

For portfolios/ diversified funds, we recommend selecting a universe with a similar risk profile.

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