Barclays Releases Commodities Index

December 9, 2010 ( – Barclays Capital has unveiled the Barclays Capital Commodities Research Index (BCRI), designed to make Barclays Capital’s commodities research investable.

A news release said analysts assign rankings to individual commodity markets based on fundamentals, which are then applied to Benchmark Portfolio weights to produce a set of overweight/underweight positions. The result is an index reflecting the Barclays Capital commodities research team’s fundamental views by market and sector.

“Via the Barclays Capital Commodities Research Index, clients will be able to invest, for the first time, in a product where returns are driven by the views of our research team,” said Philippe J.J. Comer, Head of Commodity Investor Structuring, Americas, for Barclays Capital, in the news release.