The active argument for commodities

special report: energy/commodities

The natural resources sector has enjoyed a large amount of attention over the past few years as academics and investors have awakened to the return and diversification benefits it can provide to a portfolio. Yet there are a number of questions to be addressed when considering an allocation to this space.

This article aims to summarise some research our firm has conducted over the past two years (For a complete review, see Akey [2005 and 2006]). An attempt is made to address some of these