Asia Demand Spurs New Indexes

“Emerging markets is the name of the game right now,” says Paul Hoff, managing director of FTSE Asia Pacific. “We’re seeing high interest in a wide variety of emerging market products. It’s an important area of business for us.”

FTSE has launched a customized Vietnam index for Citigroup, a tradable Shariah-compliant index in partnership with Bursa Malaysia Berhad, and sector indexes for the Chinese market on the A200 benchmark of the 200 largest A-shares listed on the Shanghai and Shenzen stock