Asian investors broaden their exposure as they seek diversification from the US dollar

Asian investors broaden their exposure as they seek diversification from the US dollar

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Seeking local and exotic currency diversification

While equities remain Asian investors' preferred asset class, the search for yield and highly liquid investments has led to a rising interest in commodity and currency-based products.

"We're seeing a broader range of asset exposure rather than just equities," says Peter Hu, head of investor solutions at Barclays Capital in Singapore. "Equities still dominate, but we're seeing a pick-up in commodities to hedge against food price inflation with exposure to agriculture baskets, while precious metal

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