Client Risk Tolerance Questionnaire

Estimated time to complete 5-8 minutes.

Please complete all questions to the best of your ability and most importantly, honestly. There are no wrong answers! This questionnaire is designed to assist in the recommendation of an optimal portfolio based on your investment time horizon, risk tolerance, investment objectives and liquidity needs. Your responses provided in the questionnaire are instrumental in determining a recommended portfolio. (Please choose one response per question.)

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This graph shows the potential range of gains or losses of a $100,000 investment in each of four hypothetical portfolios at the end of a 1-year period.

The number above each bar shows the best potential gain for that portfolio, while the number below each bar shows the worst potential loss. Given that this is the only information that you have on these four hypothetical portfolios.
Inflation (rising prices for goods and services) can have a significant effect on your investments by decreasing their potential purchasing power over time. Aggressive investments have historically outpaced inflation over the long run, but have had more instances of short-term losses than more conservative investments.
Scenario: Suppose that a substantial portion of your investment portfolio is invested in stocks & the stock market were to experience a prolonged down market, losing 45 percent of its value over an 18 month period.
Scenario: Once again, assume you have a substantial portion of your investment portfolio in stocks. The stock market gradually declines at an average of 2 percent per month, eventually losing 22% of its value over a year.
Aggressive investments have historically provided higher returns while exhibiting greater short-term price fluctuations and potential for loss.

By submitting this form, you agree that you have reviewed all of the questions and answers provided in the risk tolerance questionnaire. You also realize that the information requested in this worksheet as well as your answers to the questionnaire will assist your Total Wealth Planning advisory team with the characterization of risk tolerance and structuring of your investment portfolio.