Energy and commodities more broadly are vital in the creation of economic value globally. Historically, economic advancement tended to come from finding cheaper sources of these commodities. Now, it increasingly comes from finding more efficient and cleaner techniques for extracting and using commodities.

The pursuit of these new methods and technologies is creating opportunities as well as challenges for the companies involved in the sourcing, mining or growing, processing, distributing and usage of commodities.

Key Risk

The value of any investment and any income taken from it is not guaranteed and can go down as well as up, and investors may get back less than the amount originally invested.