Deutsche launches Asian inflation index

Proxy index aims to provide hedge against non-Japan Asia inflation.

Deutsche Bank is launching an index that will give investors and asset managers a convenient way to hedge against inflation in non-Japan Asia.

The index, which can be bought in a variety of ways such as through swaps or principal-protected notes, aims to track the IMF's non-investable index of Asian inflation, which is an aggregate of inflation rates in Asia weighted by economic size and purchasing power.

After running simulations against inflation data since 2002, Deutsche says its Asian...

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