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The Investment Team is not necessarily involved with the research, due diligence, and portfolio management functions related to all investment products or solutions used for each client. The VaR (Value at Risk) scoring approach is Simplicity’s objective measurement of a client’s risk tolerance to the magnitude and speed of potential investment loss (“Client VaR Score”) when selecting model portfolios with optimal asset allocations (“Model Portfolio VaRScore”). The Client VaR Score estimates potential loss during normal market conditions, within a set time period, and is calculated utilizing the parametric method in value at risk and forward-looking capital market assumptions. This method assumes that outcomes are normally distributed about the mean return. The Client VaR Score attempts to mitigate the effects of financial biases and gauge your tolerance for potential loss over 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month time horizons. This analysis helps us establish and maintain the proper portfolio asset allocation so that you can remain committed to your investment plan throughout all market cycles. Both the Client VaR Score, the Model Portfolio VaR Score(s), and the household Model Portfolio VaR Score are assigned a value from 0 – 100 utilizing a cumulative normal distribution function and then indexed on a scale from Conservative to Aggressive.

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