Natural Resources Fund-of-Funds : Active Management, Risk Management, and Due Diligence

This article comprehensively covers the new field of natural-resources fund-of-funds investing.

Author(s):

Rian Akey

Chief Operating Officer, Cole Partners

Hilary Till

Principal of Premia Capital Management, LLC; and Research Associate, EDHEC Risk and Asset Management Research Centre

Aleks Kins

President, AlphaMetrix Investment Advisors, LLC

We will first explain why the demand for such an investment has emerged, and then we will discuss the opportunities that an actively-managed natural-resources fund-of-funds can potentially exploit. Next we will examine the types of risk management analyses that fund-of-funds investors should expect of their commodity managers. And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we will provide a from-the-trenches view of the crucial due diligence steps that a fund-of-funds investor should follow before investing in this emerging investment field.

Type: Working paper
Date: le 05/12/2005
Research Cluster : Finance

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