S&P to launch commodity sub-indexes amid US regulation fears

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Michael McGlone, senior director of commodities at S&P estimates investment in commodity indexes could reach $60 billion this year, but fears over restrictive US regulation could put people off investing in US contracts.

"Over the past year we have seen a large migration to commodity index investment, and in 2010 inflows could reach an estimated $60 billion," says McGlone. "However, the fear CFTC regulation changes could be more restrictive has made people more cautious about entering the commod

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