Standalone risk refers to the involvement of the single unit or asset of the company. The risks associated with these individual entities separately, dealing one section at a time is formally known under the perspective of standalone risk. Such risks can be eliminated by freezing that particular unit with which the risk is associated.

The specific assets are held for holding the risk in single section of the company as a consequence of risk measurement. The limited risk is identified in portfolio management through standalone risk. The risks associated with the projects in the company are determined as separate entities in standalone risk. The asset’s risk is in fact measured in two categories that are standalone risk and portfolio risk. Though in portfolio few risks have to be addressed but the standalone risk assessment is required for one specific asset in that portfolio.

The compensation of expected risk should be kept in mind for a dealing a certain capital, ensuring the high returns on the capitals invested. The shares selling to different parties ensure the heavy returns on the investments, lowering the standalone risk.

The assets which are doubted for the returns are actually posing the higher risks especially that of standalone risk.  The doubted or risky assets may not always return less on the investment but could be more as well, but the risk factor makes it difficult to estimate. The risk factor of the asset increases, if the expected returns are doubted at the continuous lower rate.


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