Index providers look to apply minimum volatility success story to other asset classes

Minimum volatility strategies giving safer exposure

Index and exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers are looking to apply minimum volatility and risk-control strategies to other asset classes aside from equities, according to industry participants.

"Product providers are looking beyond equities," says Xiaowei Kang, London-based director of index research and design at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Some researchers are looking at whether there is a similar low-volatility anomaly within fixed income and commodities, says Kang. "For instance, whether higher

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