August 19, 2008

Deutsche Bank launches index to hedge Asian inflation

Deutsche Bank today announced it has launched an index that enables institutional and eligible high net worth investors in Asia to hedge inflation in the Asia ex-Japan region, as measured by the IMF’s GDP PPP-weighted Asian inflation index. Known as the db Asian Inflation Proxy Index, it aims to replicate inflation in Asia ex-Japan by using a static weighting of inflation from Europe, the USA and Japan, as well as commodities exposure, to provide a liquid proxy hedge.

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