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Having often displayed a low correlation to traditional asset classes such as equities or fixed income over time, commodities can potentially contribute to the construction of a balanced portfolio.
As an integral part of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, the Private Bank harnesses the power of Citi’s industry-leading commodities platform to bring you derivative expertise, world-class financial and physical trading, and industry-leading research.
Our commodity trading specialists work with you and your Private Banking team to provide you with appropriate exposure to this asset class.
Through trading desks in Calgary, Houston, London and Singapore, Citi offers global, round-the-clock coverage of a broad array of physical and financial commodity products.
Besides exposure to individual commodities, Citi offers a full range of commodity index products, and also a proprietary suite of indices that aim to outperform traditional commodity benchmarks.
We also take advantage of Citi’s cutting-edge execution and trading infrastructure to provide you with institutional-caliber access to commodities.
Factors affecting commodities generally, index components composed of futures contracts on nickel or copper, which are industrial metals, may be subject to a number of additional factors specific to industrial metals that might cause price volatility. These include changes in the level of industrial activity using industrial metals (including the availability of substitutes such as man-made or synthetic substitutes); disruptions in the supply chain, from mining to storage to smelting or refining; adjustments to inventory; variations in production costs, including storage, labor and energy costs; costs associated with regulatory compliance, including environmental regulations; and changes in industrial, government and consumer demand, both in individual consuming nations and internationally. Index components concentrated in futures contracts on agricultural products, including grains, may be subject to a number of additional factors specific to agricultural products that might cause price volatility. These include weather conditions, including floods, drought and freezing conditions; changes in government policies; planting decisions; and changes in demand for agricultural products, both with end users and as inputs into various industries.