A new series of macro indices is launched to capture returns from asset allocation. Ability to customise means it may appeal to asset owners.
The Dow Jones SAFE 100 Index could attract more money into Bangladesh, Mauritius, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which are grouped in the index together with India.
A first license for the DJSI Asia Pacific index has already been signed by Dutch private bank Theodoor Gilissen.
The global index provider has stepped up its expansion in the region over the last 18 months.
The new index tracks the performance of the top 25 stocks of the Shariah-compliant Dow Jones Islamic Market Malaysia Index.