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Tobam and FTSE have launched an index series based on diversification, offering a more risk-based view than the more traditional market cap weighting
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Investors in China are getting nervous as traditional asset classes such as stocks and commodities experience high volatility, with the MSCI China Index dropping 25% in September
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Standard & Poor's In addition to taking the Vix methodology to Hong Kong in partnership with Hang Seng Bank, Standard & Poor's (S&P) has overcome a stagnant new issuance market in Asia in the past year by focusing on three themes: providing investors...
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