Hedge Funds & Institutional Investors Betting on Commodities in 2011: Survey

10 Dec

Hedge funds and institutional investors polled by Barclays Capital at the U.S. Commodities Investor conference this week believe the coming year will bring a more positive outlook on the global economy and higher demand for energy, metals and food.  These trends will influence their decisions to place “stronger bets” on commodities in 2011.

75% of those polled by Barclays expect to see significant investments in global commodities.  Total capital inflows in 2011 are predicted to top this year’s $50 billion investment level.  69% of those polled planned to increase their commodity exposure over the next few years.  Respondents expect high performance from copper, grains and crude oil investments.

“The survey results show that institutional investors plan to continue deploying new capital into this asset class and expect healthy returns in 2011 and beyond,” said Kevin Norrish, managing director at Barclays Capital commodities research.  “The challenge for them is to find the right strategy to achieve those returns, and it is clear that active strategies are coming into favor.”  Read more…

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Posted by on December 10, 2010 in Commodities, Investments


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