New sector-specific ETFs tap demand for commodities

Lyxor and iShares find new ways to innovate with the launch of sector-specific commodity ETFs

Thumbs up to commodity ETFs

Commodity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) remain a key theme at the start of 2012 as investors seek diversification against a backdrop of low interest rates. iShares, the ETF platform of BlackRock, today launched four sector-specific commodity swap-based ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Earlier in January, ETF provider Lyxor also launched four synthetic sector-specific commodity ETFs.

The iShares S&P GSCI Dynamic Roll Agriculture Swap, Energy Swap, Industrial Metals Swap and Commodity Swap

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