KARACHI - Pakistan's Premier Investment Group, BMA Capital, has launched its latest business division, BMA Commodities, which will allow both individual and institutional investors to invest in and trade commodities and commodities futures contracts. Investors now have the opportunity to invest in delivery-based and futures contracts of Gold, as well as a growing list of other commodities. On the occasion of the launch Farrukh Khan, BMA Capital's Chief Executive remarked: "Commodities represent an excellent hedge against inflation, and so we are pleased to offer our investors yet another way to diversify their portfolios through the launch of BMA Commodities. Given the increased volatility seen across markets lately, diversification is the correct prescription for managing investors' overall portfolio risk. BMA Commodities leverages BMA's strong and well diversified platform and excellent track record in Pakistan's financial services industry over the past two decades." Commodity futures are ideal for investors seeking liquidity, portfolio diversification and protection against inflation. BMA Commodities provides investors a simple, safe and transparent platform for trading or investing in commodities with a state-of-the-art risk management capability. Traders can have direct electronic access to exchange traded commodity futures. Pakistan's commodity market is at an early stage of development and BMA's goal is to quickly become a market leader in the commodities brokerage service by providing clients a new benchmark in personalized attention and service. BMA Capital is one of the leading investment firms in Pakistan's capital markets. BMA is also the leader in privatisation M & A advisory in Pakistan, having advised over 50% of all privatisation transactions in Pakistan by volume amounting to over $4b. These landmark transactions include advising Etisalat on their 26% strategic stake acquisition in PTCL for US$2.6 billion, and advising the Privatisation Commission in the share listing of OGDCL on the London Stock Exchange which generated $811m for Pakistan's exchequer.