Distribution Technology launches risk index benchmarks

Distribution Technology (DT) has launched six indices based on its risk profiles, in partnership with index provider Indexx Markets.

The six benchmarks are based on the group’s “most popular risk profiles”, which are applied to more than 600 funds and model portfolios offered by UK firms and accessible to advisers through Distribution Technology’s Dynamic Planner tool.

The multi-asset indices are designed by Indexx Markets and priced by Goldman Sachs. They are called “Dynamic Planner Goldman Sachs i-Select Total Return Strategy indices”, DT said.

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Chris Fleming, head of the financial analytics team at DT, said: “We wanted to provide a means by which [providers and advisers] could accurately track or manage investment performance against an agreed risk level.”

The indices correspond to DT’s risk profiles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.