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On the trail of commodities

Commodities trail

The extent to which speculative money is inflating commodity prices is the subject of ongoing debate, but for risk managers there are more subtle nuances to digest – such as the influence of investor behaviour on markets and the impact of concentrated long-only buying on the shape of the forward curve in certain markets.

Commodity assets under management (AUM) passed the $400 billion mark in the first quarter of this year and now stand at around $412 billion, according to figures from Barclays C

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