ABN AMRO writes note on commodities fund

Certificate gives access to a cocktail of hard, soft and tropical commodities managed by Swiss specialist.
Switzerland-based Mother Earth Investments has partnered with ABN Amro to create a euro-denominated investible certificate that is backed by a diverse range of global commodities, says Roland Jansen, principal at Mother Earth.

The unleveraged, unlisted and long-only product has a five-year renewable tenor and gives access to prices of direct investments in 19 commodities across four sectors precious metals, industrial metals, grains and tropical staple commodities, which jointly constitute the Mother Earth Index.

Neither oil, gas nor gasoline are included. The certificateÆs net asset value is calculated daily and published on Reuters and Bloomberg.

Thirty-two per cent of the index is weighted towards tropical goods, such as sugar, coffee, rubber and cocoa, and another 18%...
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