Current crop of equity and bond indexes criticised by Asia-Pacific investors

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Indexes in Asia: high usage, low satisfaction

Asian investors have expressed their dissatisfaction with equity and bond indexes, which are falling short of their requirements, according to a survey by Edhec-Risk Institute in partnership with exchange-traded funds (ETF) provider Amundi ETF. While 71% of equity index users surveyed expressed satisfaction with current indexes, the report says such a level implies that there might be issues associated with industry standard practice on index construction. The survey, carried out among asset