Commodity investor sophistication increasing, says Barclays Capital

The survey took place at Barclays Capital’s third annual US Commodities Investor Conference in New York this week, polling asset managers, banks, endowments, hedge funds, insurance companies and pension funds looking for increased exposure to oil, natural gas, metals and environmental markets.

Barclays said that its investors were mostly interested in carbon emissions trading as a vehicle to gain such exposure, followed by alternative energy equities, a result which demonstrates the growing