Italian investors drawn to commodity baskets to hedge and diversify from bond exposure

Italian investors drawn to commodity baskets to hedge and diversify from bond exposure

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Italy's retail investors diversify from bond exposure

Amid continuing inflation and sovereign debt worries, interest in baskets of commodities remains strong, as Italian investors seek to diversify from government bond exposure and hedge their portfolio.

"The government bond market is quite volatile right now, and people are not only looking for yield but also for ways to diversify out of the government bond exposure they have," says Fabrizio Boaron, head of investor solutions for southern Europe at Barclays Capital in London.

Barclays Capital

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