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Commodities are back in favour with investors looking for diversification and absolute returns. But market conditions, coupled with the fact that most commodities remain in contango, means passive beta investments could disappoint. How are dealers structuring...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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