Investing in commodities as a diversification tool

As growth picks up in the global economy, we expect economies to consume more resources to continue expanding and that demand may put upward pressure on commodity prices. Yet there may also be head winds. Are commodities on the way up? What next for China? What will populism throw up next?

In addition, commodities are typically driven by underlying factors unconnected to those driving equities and fixed income. This means they offer the potential for uncorrelated returns and an allocation to commodities can often be one of the ways to diversify a typical portfolio.

Please register for this interactive webinar, hosted by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) experts.


  • Welcome and introduction to L&G ETF: Steve Gray, Head of Wealth Management
  • Research-led broad commodities outlook: Nick Stansbury, Fund Manager, Active Equities 
  • Commodities role as a portfolio diversification tool: Aanand Venkatramanan, ETF Systematic Strategies