The end point of the risk profiling process is to obtain your client’s properly informed consent to go with the recommended investment strategy. This means not only understanding the risks involved with the strategy but also understanding any trade-off decisions that were made in getting to that strategy.
Done properly, risk profiling is a fully transparent process that clients can understand, connect with and be committed to. You’ll have satisfied your professional and legal obligations to both understand and then act in your clients’ interests. The collaborative nature of the process builds strong advisor-client relationships.