UBS launches Oilfield Strategy Index

UBS has launched the UBS Oilfield Strategy Index (UBS-OSI). This new oilfield strategy index is based on WTI crude oil (West Texas Intermediate). Financial structured products on this Oilfield Index will be available in various maturities and currencies, including USD, EUR, CHF and GBP.

The strategy of the UBS-OSI is financially equivalent to owning the financial performance of an oil field producing WTI crude oil. This is achieved by going long a series of WTI crude oil futures contracts spanning the next five years.

According to UBS, this strategy contrasts with conventional commodity indexes that are typically only exposed to 1-month futures contracts. The oilfield strategy's diversification across maturities in crude oil has historically provided higher returns and lower

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