Index innovation - Standard & Poor's

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The risk control series was created in response to the caution that has tempered investors' enthusiasm for returning to the financial markets. The index series offers caps on volatility of 5%, 10% and 15% - and 26 client meetings this July in HongKong and Singapore have convinced TimEisenhauer, global head of custom and strategyindexes, that investor desire is being morethan adequately matched.

The risk control series has also been popular in Australia. "Investors want to take a bet, but not too