Synchronised global growth drives demand for metals and energy

Specialist: energy and resources

Energy and resources are attracting managers' attention with a buoyant oil price and fund of single-strategy funds in the sector.

London's Permal has opened its fund of resources funds, launched in January, to external investment, as resources sit alongside Japan as the two big investment themes this year.

The firm has been investing in specialist natural resource hedge funds through its multi manager products for some time, according to Permal senior executive officer Omar Kodmani.

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