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1. How will you generate income without taking unrealistic risk?

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1. How will you generate income without taking unrealistic risk?

As a private banker and a wealth manager, our role is to provide investment solutions with an acceptable risk-reward outcome. I think the question is a bit biased, meaning that you can only get performance if you take a drastic risk which is not true. You have to adapt your risk, based on your appetite and what you are targeting, in terms of time investment horizon, risk, product volatility. But having said that, I think there is definitely a way to do it. You can still increase your risk through leverage for instance. There is a good opportunity to leverage certain products, but the key is to take risk on a fully aware manner and with a diversification approach. A diversified portfolio will deliver much better performance than a high risk product that is highly concentrated.