Minimum variance indexes may struggle in China retail market

Investor interest for index products is likely to be lukewarm

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The Chinese market's retail focus may mean a limited investor appetite for the minimum variance indexes that are being launched by two leading providers, according to a senior figure from a Chinese asset manager.

Index providers are scheduled to launch two minimum variance investing benchmarks for the onshore China market in the near future. Minimum variance benchmarks seek to reduce discrepancies in returns: they are essentially the same as a low volatility index, the difference being the mathe

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