Natural resources

July 2018

In this paper we examine the likely return behavior of investments in natural resources.

We briefly describe this market and discuss the investment issues involved. We primarily focus on private market investments in natural resources assets, as these have been shown to offer attractive and durable benefits over similar public market investments. However, we do utilize historical public market index data to examine the return behavior and correlation relationships that natural resources investments provide. We also explore the relationship that natural resources have with traditional institutional portfolios and the portfolio risk/return and inflation linkage benefits of adding an allocation.