A new sweet spot

Soft commodities

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Much has been made in the press this year about hedge funds' increased activity in the energy markets, and their supposed role in driving up volatility. But for some funds, the hunt for returns in commodities has taken them elsewhere. "On a regular basis, around 50% of daily volume [in soft commodity futures] is accounted for by funds," says Jean-Michel Boehm, global head of soft commodities at ABN Amro in London, adding that on some days the percentage reaches around 70%.

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