Asian institutional investors are increasingly going beyond traditional market-cap weighted benchmarks in order to boost their allocation to the region's growth story.

Research conducted by Fidelity International and Greenwich Associates covering 45 institutional investors in Asia and Europe shows how this divergence is getting bigger, with Asian institutions far more ready to mandate country or regional allocations beyond traditional benchmark weightings.

Carlo Venes, head of institutional business for Asia at Fidelity in Hong Kong, discusses the findings of this research with AsianInvestor's Jame DiBiasio.