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

Concentration issues and a lack of diversification cited as problems in Edhec-Risk survey, though no alternatives in sight

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 and

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