Tag Archives: commodities


Funds eye poor performer wheat in hunt for laggards

Reuters – Wheat has been the poor cousin of commodities this year, losing value as star performers such as copper, lead and sugar have flown, but the humble grain is now beginning to catch the eye of all-important investment funds. […]

Threadneedle Aims for $1 Billion Increase

The New York Times – Threadneedle Asset Management is seeking to increase its commodity fund to as much as $1 billion in the next two years, Bloomberg News reported. The London-based hedge fund, which oversees assets of $79.6 billion, is […]

Threadneedle to Expand Fund Size as Commodities Rally

Bloomberg – Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd. is seeking to increase its commodity fund to as much as $1 billion in the next two years as the global economic recovery drives a rally in oil, sugar and metals. The London-based hedge […]

Ahead of the Bell: SEC, CFTC to ‘harmonize’ rules

MSN – Two agencies with oversight of the financial markets are trying to coordinate their regulations to eliminate differences involving similar types of investments and instruments. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the government’s primary markets watchdog, and the Commodity Futures […]

The fallacies of institutional investors

Stuff – As the collectivisation of middle class capital accelerated, a multiplicity of managed fund choices emerged to confuse the investor. There are active funds, passive funds, index funds, hedge funds, specialist funds trading in commodities, shares, junk debt, securitised […]

Gartman Starts First Hedge Fund Betting on Stocks, Commodities

Bloomberg – Dennis Gartman, an economist and the editor of the Gartman Letter, said he is creating his first hedge fund to speculate on assets including global equities and commodities. The River Crescent Fund, created Aug. 17, seeks to raise […]

Ex-Lehman Banker Filippi Raises $35 Million for Commodity Fund

Bloomberg – Edward Filippi, previously with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., raised $35 million for a hedge fund investing in energy, metals and agricultural derivatives. The Ground Zero Strategic Commodities Fund may begin trading in the first quarter of next year, […]

Selector hails rise of Ucits III hedge funds

Citywire.co.uk – Fund selector Christian Lundström, from Independent Investment Group in Sweden, is welcoming the evolution of the Ucits III space which is seeing more and more hedge fund groups entering the area. Last week, HSBC Asset Management’s Farley Thomas warned […]

Gold ETFs: Hedge funds propel SPDR Gold Trust

Commodity Online – Gold prices had an excellent run last week, led by the extensive fall in the US dollar and strong rally in the equity markets. The rise in crude oil prices also resulted in lifting bullion. The US […]

Ex-Ospraie Traders Start Falckon Hedge Fund to Bet on Energy -

Bloomberg – Erik Verhaar, a former energy trader at Ospraie Management LLC and Deutsche Bank AG, started a hedge fund this week in the Netherlands as investors are returning to commodities. His new Falckon Capital BV bets on U.K. natural […]

ANALYSIS – Wall Street girds to pay more for commods talent

Reuters India – Wall Street, where hundreds of commodity traders lost jobs last year as the recession set in, is on a new hiring phase where banks and hedge funds want to pay top dollar but only to a few, […]

KIC to hedge against inflation

Korea Herald – The CEO of Korea Investment Corp. said yesterday the company would invest $1 billion in inflation-hedging assets such as price-linked bonds, commodities and real estate assets as part of its exit strategy, amid rising concerns over possible […]

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