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Similar but different: The diverging fortunes of US and Canadian farmers

Tom Eisenhauer, president and chief executive of Bonnefield, explains the forces that keep pulling the fortunes of Canadian and US farmers apart.

Redefining investor relations

More is being demanded from investor relations professionals, so they need to make sure they have the skillset to match, writes Richard Harland, managing director at SEI.

Adopting a different waterfall – where will your profit flows end up?

As managers look at alternatives to a standard 8% preferred return and 100% catch-up waterfall, how does this affect how profits flow to investors and the manager? Goodwin’s Michael Halford and Benjamin Yeoh modeled them to find out.

LPs: How to make a start in agri

Venturing into new asset classes can be daunting for the wisest investor, but a global and diversified model can help reduce the risk, writes Peter Roney, CIO of Aqueduct Investment Partners.

Why the future of smart farming depends on soil

Tomer Tzach, chief executive of analytics start-up CropX, says a new wave of cost-efficient sensors could help farmers run a much tighter ship by giving them greater understanding of what happens underground.

India’s bee problem: agtech flies to the rescue

As the country’s bee population dwindles, Indian agriculture stands to suffer. Hemendra Mathur, a partner at the Bharat Innovations Fund, proposes a solution to protect the species while making money.

Nuts about Brazil: Why Japan’s trading houses are going big in South America

The rush of Japanese traders securing grain origination in the emerging market giant offers lessons and opportunities for the broader investor community. Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors, takes a deep dive into their strategies and track records.

Fund finance: Don’t neglect the positives

The use of subscription facilities by funds has seen its criticism, but the practice is not without its positives write Debevoise & Plimptons' Thomas Smith and Almas Daud.

Paraguay’s grass-fed cattle market a strong growth opportunity

With the Brazilian cattle market hit by scandal, investors should look to its South American neighbor Paraguay for a resilient growth story, says Roberto Vitón, managing director at Valoral Advisors.

Protein categories gaining over cereals

Former MetLife director of research Hugues Rinfret lays out the case for a protein-food centered investment strategy.