Challenges in Commodities Risk Management
12 Pages Posted: 28 May 2015
Date Written: August 12, 2005
While the commodity markets provide a manager with ample opportunities for creating portfolios of diverse strategies, there are a number of challenges in doing so. In this paper, we provide two examples of those challenges: (1) the correlations amongst commodities vary seasonally due to meaningful weather events, and (2) the entrée of China as a dominant force in the commodity markets has created new correlation footprints. The main implication of these observations is that risk management in the commodity markets is a very dynamic process.
Keywords: risk management, commodities, correlations, risk premia, China
JEL Classification: G1, G11
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