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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports

How to effectively manage your portfolio

London, August 2014

Managing a large portfolio can be a challenging task, but for those doing so as a key part of their businesses, it’s not something that can easily be outsourced. To handle it effectively, it’s necessary to step back and view management itself as something that needs to be organized.

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Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

London, 20 Auguest 2014

Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.

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The US manufacturing resurgence: can it continue into 2015?

London, August 2014

It has been a tough time for the US manufacturing industry for several decades, not just since the recent recession. Manufacturing was the backbone that built America, but since the 1950s, there have been problems that successive governments have worked to address. Yet innovation and sheer "can do" frames of mind have shown that America, the country that helped win two World Wars and put the first man on the moon, only needs to dig deep into its resources to continue its current manufacturing resurgence.

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Exports and Sanctions, Criss-Crossing the Atlantic

London, 3 August 2014

It’s been a busy week in energy, particularly on the geopolitical front, with Washington at a loss over exactly whose side to take in the Iraq-Kurdish oil showdown, the implications of new sanctions against Russia unclear at best, and continued conflict and chaos in Iraq, Syria and Libya that has speculators reaching the limits of their predictive powers.



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Regulatory Ruins? The Aftermath of a Financial Crisis

London, July 2014

The balancing act between financial stability and economic growth is a delicate matter but, asks Anthony Perrotta, TABB Group principal and head of fixed income research, in new commentary just published, has regulation and intervention into the financial markets gone too far?

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CME, Thomson Reuters win battle to replace century-old silver benchmark

London, July 2014

CME Group and Thomson Reuters will operate an electronic silver benchmark when the 117-year-old "fix" is disbanded in August, in a move widely seen preceding sweeping reforms of precious metals price-setting.

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Expansion into the commodities world: Bloomberg

London, 23 June 2014

From lean hogs to gold, the world of commodities is as vast as the world around us. On July 1, Bloomberg will take control of UBS’s leading commodity index, a diversified index that provides investors with exposure to the most widely followed commodities in the world. The index will be renamed from the “Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index” to the “Bloomberg Commodity Index”.

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ACER 2014 REMIT Report Confirms Continued Inquiries into Market Conduct

London, 23 June 2014

On Tuesday 10 June 2014, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published its annual report (the REMIT Report) in connection with the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency (REMIT).

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Oil sands and the Arctic continue to be the most expensive resources

London, June 2014

Rystad Energy estimates that oil sands and the Arctic continue to be the most expensive resources, with an average breakeven price of 75-80 $/boe. The attractiveness of the resources has declined over the past years, mainly as a result of the introduction of North American shale. The break-even price of NA shale is estimated at an average of 60-70 $/boe.

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Clients should increase their exposure to natural resources

London, 19 June 2014

Baring Asset Management reveals how nearly two in five intermediaries believe their clients should increase their exposure to natural resources and commodities, representing a significant increase from the last Barometer where a quarter backed an increase in exposure, and is the highest for almost three years.

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