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Greg Sharenow

Portfolio Manager, Commodities and Real Assets

Mr. Sharenow is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on commodities, real assets, and inflation solutions. He leads PIMCO’s commodity portfolio management group. He also co-manages PIMCO’s Energy and Tactical Credit Opportunities strategy. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2011, he was an energy trader at Hess Energy Trading, Goldman Sachs, and DE Shaw. He was previously senior energy economist at Goldman Sachs. His co-authored article, “Beating Benchmarks,” won the Second Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Award for Outstanding Article after it was published in the Journal of Portfolio Management. He has 24 years of investment and financial services experience and holds bachelor's degrees in mathematical methods in the social sciences and in economics from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Why Now May Be a Good Time to Invest in Commodities
Commodities stand to benefit from underinvestment and the clean energy transition.
The Strategic Case for Commodities
With their ability to act as an inflation hedge, diversifier and return enhancer, commodities should be considered an important portfolio allocation over the long term.
Growing Demand, Tight Supply Support Commodities in 2023
Despite macroeconomic headwinds, commodities markets may offer attractive return potential this year in light of ongoing supply constraints and China’s reopening.
Quick Takes: Navigate Inflation Concerns with a Multi-Asset Approach
Economic uncertainty can make it challenging to protect investments against inflation. Learn why using a range of real assets, like TIPS and commodities, may provide extra diversification benefits to a 60/40 portfolio.
OPEC+ Production Cuts Show Energy Security Has a Price
The OPEC+ plan to curb oil production complicates the global economic, inflation, and geopolitical outlook and will likely lead to higher prices for key commodities.
California Climate Bills Should Support Carbon Prices
The state takes a long view on environmental policy, potentially benefiting California’s cap-and-trade program.
Commodities’ Summer of Discontent: Limited Supply Flexibility Poses Material Risks
Supply-side constraints on commodities pose risk to the global economy and elevate right tail risks to inflation.
Commodities: Time to Shine
Commodities appear attractive amid elevated inflation, lingering supply-demand imbalances and high roll yields
What Rising Geopolitical Risks Mean for Commodities
The escalation between Russia, Ukraine and the West has implications not just for energy, but for other commodities as well. Get our point of view on the fluid situation with Greg Sharenow, Head of Commodities, in this View From the Trade Floor.