IFAs shy away from hedge fund and commodity underlyings

Of the 180 IFAs surveyed, only 5% of advisers would consider a product tied to a hedge fund or a product linked to a soft commodity such as oil. Just 7 per cent said they would consider hard commodities like copper and zinc. “Products linked to commodities and hedge funds are far less popular, which I suspect reflects many advisers’ reluctance to recommend those asset classes, whether their exposure is protected or not,” says Colin Dickie, director, Barclays Wealth.

Over 50% of IFAs said they

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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