An oil price war, a pandemic and fears of a global recession pushed US stocks into their biggest decline since 2008. Asset owners are carefully weighing how best to respond.
Stock exchanges in China, Korea and Taiwan are out in front in terms of formatting and disseminating company filings quickly to investors, says Wendy De Cruz of Dow Jones.
The head of MSCI, Henry Fernandez, outlines Korea’s potential to the investment industry, and rival index providers echo his view.
Dow Jones Indexes has developed regional versions of the long-standing Dow Jones Industrial Average, including one for Asia, in response to investor demand.
The Dow Jones Sustainability Korea Index is scheduled to go live at the end of the year and will track the largest 200 companies by free-float market capitalisation.
Dow Jones Indexes finds growth in non-conventional products, including infrastructure and Islamic indices.