Risk premium strategies favoured over beta commodity indexes

Global trends show broad-based beta commodity index strategies are struggling while interest in more dynamic and alpha-based strategies, including risk premium strategies, are becoming more favoured.


The macro picture for commodities – with excess oil supply, uncertain demand and fundamentals reasserting within individual commodities – has taken a toll on the appetite for broad-based commodity indexes, leaving investors looking for yield more interested in dynamic and alpha-based strategies, including risk premium strategies.

Earlier this year, it looked like commodities had found their feet, with returns in the two main broad-based indexes up until April among the best performers from any

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