Preqin Quarterly Update: Natural Resources, Q2 2016
Fundraising was particularly challenging in the second quarter of 2016, with half of funds closed in H1 2016 failing to meet their initial target sizes and securing less than half the amount of capital raised in Q1. North America remains the most targeted region for natural resources investment and fundraising activity. Unstable commodity prices continue to affect the performance of the asset class, with the PrEQIn Natural Resources Index falling to 151.6 at the end of September 2015. Despite this volatility, investor appetite appears to remain strong and investors can see the long-term benefits of the asset class.