EPFR Debuts Commodities Flows Filters

Simon Ringrose, EPFR Global

Boston-based fund flows data provider EPFR Global has rolled out a series of thematic filtering tools that allow investors to break down commodity exchange-traded funds by different styles and underlying commodities, in response to increased demand for more granular data from clients.

"With all the craziness in the market, the biggest driver is interest in commodities -- gold, precious metals and even physical commodities -- and the way people typically get exposure is through ETFs, mainly physi