# risk measurement unit

**risk measurement unit ( RMU)**A defined quantity or unit of risk. Quantities of risk may be defined for the purposes of setting risk exposure limits or for the purposes of allocating capital to measure risk-adjusted returns on capital. RMUs are often defined in terms of the amount of change or volatility that is equal to one standard deviation of the volatility.__American Banker Glossary__

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