BarCap survey shows strong appetite for commodities

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More than half of the respondents to a survey commissioned by Barclays Capital would like to increase their commodity exposure by investing in structured products. The respondents include private banks, hedge funds, pension funds and mutual funds. Half had nothing allocated to commodities in 2005, but only 7% expected their allocation to remain at zero by 2008. A substantial number (55%) expected to have an allocation of more than 5%.

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