SINGAPORE (Nov 29): Try making sense of this latest study of Singapore investors conducted by Natixis Investment Managers.

More than six in 10 Singapore investors surveyed or 64% believe index funds are less risky than other investment vehicles. And two thirds (67%) believe index funds can help them minimise loss of returns while 66% of Singapore investors -- vs 58% globally -- trust that index funds can help them access the best opportunities in the market.

But while Singapore investors are adopting a more defensive approach to portfolio construction -- with nine out of 10 also saying it’s important to be protected from volatility -- they are not willing to forego investment returns, expecting an average annual return of 9.6% above inflation.

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