Systematic Risk

Definition

Systematic risk refers to the risk that affects the entire market or economy, rather than being specific to a particular investment. It is caused by factors that affect the overall economy, such as economic conditions, interest rates, or political events. This type of risk cannot be eliminated through diversification because it affects all investments. Investors have to consider systematic risk when making investment decisions and may demand higher returns for taking on this risk.

Further Explanation

Systematic risk, also known as market risk or non-diversifiable risk, refers to the inherent risk associated with the overall market or economy that affects all investments. It is beyond the control of individual investors and cannot be eliminated through diversification. Systematic risk is caused by factors such as economic conditions, political events, interest rate fluctuations, inflation, and market-wide trends.

This type of risk affects a broad range of assets and investments simultaneously. It cannot be mitigated through diversification because it is inherent in the overall market or economy. For example, during an economic recession, most stocks and sectors tend to decline in value regardless of their specific characteristics or performance.

Investors face systematic risk because they are exposed to the general fluctuations and uncertainties of the market. To compensate for this risk, investors demand a higher return for taking on systematic risk compared to investments with less exposure to it.

Understanding systematic risk is important for investors and portfolio managers as it helps them assess the overall risk of their investments and make informed decisions about asset allocation, diversification, and risk management strategies.

Why Appoint Valtech as Valuation Adviser?

Valtech’s team has provided valuation advice to over 200 listed companies in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany.

Valtech Valuation is a professional valuation firm accredited with ISO-9001 in valuation advisory services. The financial market and valuation requirements are highly dynamic. We are determined to develop and maintain a quality management system to foster an environment which is sustainable and evolving continuously. Our founders stress on development of a system and an environment that our consultants are provided with necessary support and opportunities to thrive.

We are a team of professionals from multiple disciplines including audit, financial modelling, tax, internal control and surveying. Our management adheres professional excellence. Abundant resources are reserved to develop standardized policies and procedures for quality control. We have solid track record in valuation advisory for listed companies, private equity, fund managers and financial institutions. We work closely with big four and other international accounting firms, corporate financial advisors, fund managers and legal advisors.

Valtech Advantages:

Advanced Valuation Techniques: Valtech Valuation can develop and implement advanced valuation techniques that are specifically tailored to the needs of clients. These techniques can go beyond traditional valuation methods and incorporate factors such as market trends, industry benchmarks, and risk analysis to provide more accurate and insightful valuations.

Customized Valuation Models: Valtech Valuation can create customized valuation models that align with the unique investment strategies and asset classes. By understanding the specific requirements and objectives of these entities, Valtech Valuation can develop models that capture the nuances of their portfolios, resulting in more precise and relevant valuations.

Data-driven Insights: Valtech Valuation can leverage its access to comprehensive data sources and analytics tools to provide data-driven insights. By analyzing market data, economic indicators, and performance metrics, Valtech Valuation can offer valuable insights into the valuation of assets, identify emerging trends, and help inform investment decision-making.

Adherence to Compliance and Reporting Standards: Valtech Valuation can ensure that valuation practices adhere to regulatory compliance and reporting standards. By staying updated on relevant regulations, such as accounting standards and industry guidelines, Valtech Valuation can help clients meet their reporting obligations accurately and in a timely manner.