Key considerations in choosing a commodity index

Edith Southammakosane -

The composition of a commodity index, the liquidity of its underlying contracts and the complexity of its rolling schedule can have an impact on its performance. There are a number of factors that need to be considered when choosing a commodity index to invest in. Historical back-tested performance only presents… Read More »

Overweight industrial metals and underweight energy


Political uncertainties around the world have started to fade. However, centres of tension remain as criticisms over the Trump presidency are growing and as the US economic growth may be near peak. While the French and Dutch elections have defeated the risk of a populist victory, the Brexit negotiations remain… Read More »

Riding the Commodity Roller Coaster


The remarkable lack of price disruption this year has not been evident in all markets—oil and commodities have been the notable exceptions. This was a key discussion point during our latest investment policy meetings, in which the team took a deeper dive into the factors driving the price swings and… Read More »

Energy Wars: OPEC fighting a losing battle


OPEC’s attempts to unseat high-cost production from other countries appears to be failing Changing course after failureIn 2015, we began a research series documenting the price war that The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) started in retaliation to the growing market share of high-cost producers. In this piece,… Read More »