Barclays Wealth has launched a new issue of its Commodity Select protected investment, which offers access to a diversified range of individual commodities supported by full capital protection.

This is the third issue in the Commodity Select series. Open from October 1 to November 28, 2008, Commodity Select is a five-year investment providing exposure to a range of the commodities that Barclays Wealth believes will deliver strong returns within a diversified basket over the coming years.

Colin Dickie, director of Barclays Wealth, said: Commodity Select offers retail investors both diversification and access to commodities they might not be able to invest in otherwise. The weighting of the basket is supported by a strong investment rationale and provides a more sophisticated method of gaining exposure to commodities than through investing in an index.