Commentary

Russia's annexation of the Crimean region in the Ukraine may impact neighbouring agri investment communities.
MassPRIM started investing in timberland in 2002 as one of the earliest institutional investors to embrace the asset class. Head of real estate and timberland Tim Schlitzer gives us the inside track on the portfolio.
Why agri? Why now?
Agriculture and food technology could be a good hedge for farmland investors as VC firms hope to improve productivity, according to Omnivore Partner's Mark Kahn.
The increasing global population is creating substantial growth opportunities for businesses that address food and water scarcity, says Permira partner John Coyle.
Timber and farmland investments are better able to withstand downturns and are stronger performers than traditional real estate. We investigate the reasons why more investors aren’t committing capital to these asset classes.
The firm led a funding round of a Chinese water business. Clean tech opportunities are available in China despite sub-sectors with disappointing returns, CLSA MD Peter Kennedy says.
The prospect for infrastructure investment in Australia is a story in three parts – resources, general urban development and, potentially, agribusiness, suggests Brian McDonald.
A New York investment firm is busy educating investors on the opportunity in water. Alexandra Atiya meets its co-founders to find out more.
To tackle the growing water crisis the world is facing, we need to look for new and innovative ways in which the private sector can help to improve the management and delivery of this precious resource, the IFC’s Jane Jamieson and Vipul Bhagat argue.
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