Soft commodities finding their way into retail structures

Sowing the seeds of growth

A new dawn for soft commodities such as wheat

The number of recent structured products that offer exposure to soft commodities suggests increasing interest from the retail market in investing in the asset class. The types of products being released include index-tracker certificates offering exposure to a suite of soft commodities, an uncapped five-year growth plan with capital-at-risk which is linked to the performance of an equally weighted basket of four agricultural commodities, and a three-year capital-protected deposit plan linked