In this short video, Hakan Kaya introduces the Neuberger Berman Commodities Fund and gives an overview of the role commodities could play within portfolios.
Market Risk: The risk of a change in the value of a position as a result of underlying market factors, including among other things, the overall performance of companies and the market perception of the global economy.
Liquidity Risk: The risk that the portfolio may be unable to sell an investment readily at its fair market value.
Counterparty Risk: The risk that a counterparty will not fulfil its payment obligation for a trade, contract or other transaction, on the due date.
Interest Rate Risk: The risk of interest rate movements affecting the value of fixed-rate bonds.
Credit Risk: The risk that bond issuers may fail to meet their interest repayments, or repay debt, resulting in temporary or permanent losses to the portfolio.
Derivatives Risk: The fund may use certain types of financial derivative instruments (including certain complex instruments). This may increase the portfolio’s leverage significantly which may cause large variations in the value of investments. Investors should note that the fund may achieve its investment objective by investing principally in Financial Derivative Instruments (FDI). There are certain investment risks that apply in relation to the use of FDI.
Operational Risk: The risk of direct or indirect loss resulting from inadequate or failed processes, people and systems including those relating to the safekeeping of assets or from external events.
Currency Risk: Investments in a currency other than the base currency of the portfolio are exposed to currency risk. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect the return on investment. If the currency of the portfolio is different from your local currency, then you should be aware that due to exchange rate fluctuations the performance may increase or decrease if converted into your local currency.
Model Risk: The investment strategy of a portfolio using a quantitative investment approach is rules based and model-driven. Therefore, it would not necessarily result in a security being sold because that security’s issuer was in financial trouble or defaulted, or had its credit rating downgraded, unless such indicators are tracked by the investment strategy of that portfolio. There is no guarantee that the investment strategy of such a portfolio will meet the purpose for which it was designed.
Commodities Risk: The Fund's exposure to the commodities markets, and/or a particular sector of the commodities markets, may subject
the Fund to greater volatility than investments in traditional securities, such as stocks and bonds. The commodities markets are impacted by a variety of factors, including changes in overall market movements, resource availability, commodity price volatility, political and economic events and policies, interest rates and inflation rates.
For full information on the risks please refer to the fund prospectus and KIID.