North American investors concerned about index cap-weightings – EDHEC-Risk

Results of EDHEC-Risk Institute’s first survey of North American investment professionals points to concerns in the area of index investing stemming from bias in cap-weighted indices.

Many more North American investors pointed to this as an issue compared to European investors surveyed in previous research.

However, despite the concerns, 77% of respondents also said that they did not see alternative indices as a means for replacing cap-weighted indices.

EHEC-Risk’s similar survey of Asian investors suggests that they are more satisfied with the equity indices they use.

European investors are using equity volatility indices for diversification benefits, rather than hedging per se.

Click here to read the full surveys:

[asset_library_tag 5554,North American Index Survey]

[asset_library_tag 5555,Asian Index Survey]

[asset_library_tag 5556,European Index Survey]

 

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