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Financial Times – Rush of fund manager interest drives metals prices to fresh highs

London, United Kingdom –
May 27, 2024

In this FT article, our Managing Partner Aline Carnizelo discusses the recent investors’ interest in commodities and how significant room rem...

Frontier Commodities Launches to Unlock Unique Absolute Return Opportunities in Global Commodities

ZUG, Switzerland –
June 11, 2024

Frontier Commodities (β€œFrontier”), an innovative, absolute return commodities strategy, today announced its launch. Frontier’s strategy for p...

Environmental

Environmental commodities are the tradable credits resulting from regulations on emissions which quantify the cost and volume of pollution. These are typically policy-driven financial instruments that have been established to incentivize the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Ferrous Complex

The Ferrous Complex is a group of commodities composed of iron (Fe) and steel products. The products have been around in various forms for centuries, and are vital for the construction, manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure sectors. Futures trading has only been developed over the last 20 years.

Agricultural

Agricultural Commodities, also known as Soft Commodities, are raw materials and products derived from farming activity and are crucial for sustaining global food supplies. Pricing can be significantly influenced by supply issues such as weather and crop decisions. Futures trading in agricultural commodities has been active for over 150 years.

Energy Products

Energy Products encompass various commodities crucial for producing and consuming energy. They have historically been primary sources for generating power, fueling transportation and supporting industrial processes worldwide. Futures trading of these markets were established in the 1980s.

Precious Metals

Precious Metals refer to rare metallic elements known for their high economic value and aesthetic appeal, with futures trading established in the 1970s. There are primary precious metal mines, but the minerals are also recovered as by-products or co-products when present in the deposit as they generate high value credits for the operation.

Energy Metals

Energy Metals is a relatively new classification for the industry, inspired by the increasing use of these minerals in energy applications such as batteries where market expansion far outpaces overall economic growth. This is an emerging futures trading market, with contracts only recently established.

Base Metals

Base Metals are commonly used metals in industrial applications such as construction, transportation, manufacturing and electrical components. Pricing is influenced by economic activity expectations and consumer confidence. Trading base metal future contracts is well established, with some markets going back nearly 150 years.

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