Preqin Quarterly Update: Natural Resources, Q1 2018
Fewer unlisted natural resources funds held a final close in 2017 compared to the previous year, with just 109 funds closing, down from 128 funds in 2016. However, investors are more positive about the asset class than they were a year ago. Just 9% of investors held a negative general perception of the asset class when interviewed in December 2017. This positive sentiment has followed a period of improving stabilization of commodity prices, a reminder that the prospects for future attractive investment opportunities remain inextricably tied to commodity price fluctuations.