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The Size of the Global Commodities Derivatives Market is Now Estimated to be Around $750 Billion.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c52837) has announced the addition of Intelligent Commodity Investing to their offering.

"In recent years, commodity investing has come of age. But the analytical underpinnings of the market are still less well understood than those of markets in other asset classes. Till and Eagleeye have, in this collection, gone a long way towards filling that gap, and in an easily comprehensible style. It will be essential reading for commodity investors, or would-be investors, everywhere."

Sir Howard Davies, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (UK)

"From lasting principles in commodities investing to recent trends and leading edge techniques, this book covers a full range of concepts that are critical for anyone investing in these markets. At once comprehensive and relevant to the current environment, this book offers important information to both the experienced commodities practitioner as well as those simply interested in learning more about these increasingly important markets."

Mr. David Kuenzi, Head of Risk Management and Quantitative Research, Glenwood Capital Investments, LLC; A member of the Man Group

"This book is a service to our industry."

Robert J. Greer, Senior VP, Real Return Product Manager, PIMCO

As commodities move into the realm of respectable investments and with research continually demonstrating their attractiveness in an overall portfolio, this book provides institutional investors with a framework for intelligent commodity investing.

Topics Covered

Foreword

Introduction

SECTION 1: OVERVIEW

1 Commodities: Trends, Cycles and Investment Implications

SECTION 2: RESEARCH PERSPECTIVE

2 Introduction to A Long-Term Perspective on Commodity Futures Returns

3 Part I of A Long-Term Perspective on Commodity Futures Returns: Review of the Historical Literature

4 Part II of A Long-Term Perspective on Commodity Futures Returns: Term Structure as the Primary Driver of Returns

5 Predictability in Commodity Futures Markets

6 Commodities and Strategic Asset Allocation

7 An Evaluation of the Commodity Exposure in Commodity Trading Advisors

SECTION 3: INDEX-PROVIDER PERSPECTIVE

8 Index Fundamentals

9 Structural Shifts in Commodity-Index Investing

10 The Long and Short of Commodity Futures Index Investing: The MorningStar Commodity Index Family

SECTION 4: ACTIVE-MANAGER PERSPECTIVE

11 Enhanced Commodity Indexing

12 Commodity Returns - Implications for Active Management

13 Relative-Value Trading Opportunities in Energy and Agriculture

14 Collision: Investing for the New World Commodity Order

SECTION 5: INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE

15 Alpha, Beta, and Commodities: Can A Commodities Investment be Both a High-Risk-Adjusted Return Source and a Portfolio Hedge?

16 Dynamic Commodity Timing Strategies

17 Conducting Investment Due Diligence on Active Natural-Resource Managers

SECTION 6: RISK MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

18 Risk Management Best Practices for Investments in Energy and Commodity Markets

19 Benchmark-Relative Risk in Active Commodities Portfolios: Incorporating Fat Tails and Downside Risk

20 Risk Management, Strategy Development, and Portfolio Construction in a Commodity Futures Programme

SECTION 7: NEW MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

21 The Move to Electronic Trading: What to Expect in the Natural-Resources Commodity Markets

22 The Evolution of Commodity-Structured Products:

23 Trading Carbon in Europe

24 Chinese Commodity Markets: History, Development and Prospects

Companies Mentioned

- Diapason Commodities Management SA - Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange - UBS Securities LLC - AIG Financial Products - Black Swan Risk Advisors, LLC - Hilary Till, - Premia Capital Management, LLC - Deutsche Bank - Centre for International Securities and Derivatives Markets - Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association

Summary

With the booming interest in commodity investment - as investors seek alternatives to more traditional investments - there is a growing demand for up-to-date investment information. This book provides timely and intelligent insights from a broad range of institutional investors, consultants, hedge funds, commodity index providers, risk managers as well as research from academia.

This is the only multi-contributor book on commodity investment offering a breadth of opinions for sophisticated investors. It looks at commodity investment from the following perspectives:

The Investor

The Active Manager

The Commodity Index Provider

The Risk Manager

The Researcher

The size of the global commodities derivatives market is now estimated to be around $750 billion. This growth is evident by the increased investment in commodity indexes and the growth of commodity hedge funds. Further evidence of growth is also seen in the increasing size of natural-resources mutual funds. China and other fast-growing countries are snapping up raw materials at a pace that, at times, is faster than mines and oil wells can produce them.

In response to the rapid growth in the market, this timely publication will bring you up to speed on the trends and challenges of commodity investment, providing you with a practical investment framework.

Recommended reading for hedge fund managers, pension fund consultants, mutual fund portfolio managers, endowment chief investment officers, futures traders, family office investors, commodity trading advisers, brokers, dealers and MBA students researching this important subject.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c52837
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