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Marc Haynes, Cohen & Steers

Active commodity fund launched

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 12:18

Liquid real asset specialist firm Cohen & Steers has launched an active commodity fund, offering investors broad and diversified exposure to commodities through an active, long-biased investment approach based on rigorous fundamental research. »

Survey

It all comes down to style in managed futures

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:14

Managed futures have become an alternative asset class that is widely used by investors seeking overall portfolio diversification and absolute returns independent of the direction of broad equity and bond markets, according to a study by alternative investment managers Steben & Company. »

CTAs continue strong performance into July

Fri, 05/08/2016 - 12:10

Societe Generale Prime Services reports that CTAs continued their good performance from June with all CTA indices posting positive returns in July.  »

Gottfried Steiner

PEGAS-CEGH cooperation approved by Austrian and German authorities

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 16:10

The proposed cooperation between the Austrian Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) and the Paris-based Powernext has now officially been approved by the Austrian and German competition authorities.  »

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July PEGAS spot volumes increase by 55 per cent year-on-year

Tue, 02/08/2016 - 16:21

PEGAS, the pan-European gas trading platform operated by the French Powernext SA, saw a total volume of 86.1 TWh traded in July 2016 which represents a growth of 20 per cent compared to the previous year (71.6 TWh). »

Geoff Blanning

Commodities - the bear market is over

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:09

Geoff Blanning (pictured), Head of Commodities, comments on why he believes that a new bull market for commodities has begun… »

Thomas Suter

Quaesta Capital AG - Best Discretionary CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:31

Quaesta Capital AG is an independent Swiss financial services provider with a primary focus on currency management. Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Quaesta Capital AG was founded in 2005 and currently manages approximately USD3bn in currency volatility and global macro strategies and bespoke currency overlay mandates. »

James Holloway

Piquant Technologies - Best CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:20

Piquant Technologies' Pegasus Fund launched in 2013 and has delivered stable and diversifying returns annualising at just over 10 per cent. Piquant runs a fully automated portfolio, gaining trading insights by applying machine-learning techniques to huge datasets.  »

Hendrick Klein

Da Vinci Invest - Best Systematic CTA

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 12:01

Hendrik Klein and his team at Zurich-based Da Vinci Invest AG have been trading futures on Eurex since 1995, using a sophisticated algorithm to track economic indicators. In 2009, when Need to Know News brought out a computer-readable news feed, Klein immediately implemented it into the Da Vinci algorithm.  »

CME Group expands base metals offering with new Aluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) futures

CME Group expands base metals offering with new Aluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) futures

Fri, 04/03/2016 - 16:07

CME Group is expanding its base metals offering with the introduction of a new Aluminium European Premium Duty-Paid (Metal Bulletin) futures contract to begin trading on 21 March, 2016. »

Beverly Chandler

Insch Kintore outperforms gold funds, ETFs and miners

Thu, 06/08/2015 - 15:03

Kintore, the new investment system based on gold from Insch has seen a return of 11.5 per cent in its first month of trading client capital. »

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CFTC issues guidance for swap execution facilities on calculation of projected operating costs

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:00

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (Commission) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) has issued Guidance to Swap Execution Facilities (SEF) regarding the calculation of projected operating costs for purposes of complying with the financial resource requirements under SEF Core Principle 13 and Commission Regulation 13.1303.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Agriculturals provide a greater diversifying effect than gold

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:30

There are some commodities that investors rarely overlook when building their exposure to the complex: gold and energy commodities being top of the list. Agricultural commodities just aren’t as popular.  »

Nitesh Shah, Research Analyst and Director at ETF Securities

Could El Niño drive up grain prices in 2015?

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:30

The price of wheat and corn fell quite substantially last year, mainly on the back of strong planting and favourable weather. Between April and September, the price of corn futures fell from USD5.00 a bushel to USD3.30 a bushel. This year, as a result, US farmers have reduced their planting intentions. »

Nicole Thomas, Commodity Analyst for McKeany-Flavell

Soybean and sugar boom in response to dollar strength

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:30

“We’re dealing with a global glut of soybeans compared to what we’ve seen in years past,” states Nicole Thomas (pictured), Commodity Analyst for McKeany-Flavell. “In the US last year we saw phenomenal yields; we’re sitting at 385m bushels.” »

Jeremy Baker, Senior Commodity Strategist, Harcourt Investment Consulting

Focus on CapEx cuts to deep-water production

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:30

The last six months have been turbulent times for crude oil. On 17 March, WTI futures fell to USD42.63 – their lowest level since March 2009 – whilst Brent crude futures moved close to a six-year low of USD53 a barrel as the market reacted to the potential of Iran raising production on the back of sanctions being lifted.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Commodities outlook for 2015: The four key sectors

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 11:30

Oil – According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) US oil production increased by 1.2m barrels per day last year to 8.7m barrels per day: the biggest annual change in US field production of crude oil in over a century. This supply glut caused crude oil prices to drop off a precipice last year, falling from USD107 per barrel in June to USD45 per barrel in March this year. Despite this, production has continued unabated.  »

Montreux Oliver Harris

Montreux appoints advisor to Commodity Trading Fund

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 20:00

Montreux Capital Management has boosted the team behind its Commodity Trading Fund with the addition of experienced geologist and small cap mining entrepreneur Dr Steven Newbery. »

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Nasdaq expands global commodities initiative with energy derivatives

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 13:00

Nasdaq has established a new energy futures market, Nasdaq Futures (NFX), with the support of leading commodities participants. »

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UBS Global Asset Management lists commodities ETF with currency hedging on LSE

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:00

UBS Global Asset Management has listed a new ETF on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) offering investors access to commodities markets with the additional benefit of GBP currency hedging. »

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