Conterra Asset Management founder, president and chief executive officer Paul Erickson tells Agri Investor about loans offered on the firm’s platform and views on debt as an entry point into agriculture for private equity.
Ryan Sullivan, a senior investment manager for real assets at Aberdeen Asset Management, offers Agri Investor his thoughts on farmland demand, the role of debt in agriculture and his timber market outlook for 2017.
Lisa Goddard, director of Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, talks to Agri Investor about the impact of El Niño and La Niña on agriculture and the wider dialogue surrounding climate change.
Jim Gasperoni, head of real assets at Aberdeen Asset Management, an investment manager with $402.9bn in assets under management, speaks to Agri Investor about the evolution of farmland investing and the institutionalisation of the asset class.
We talk to Australian impact investment firm Blue River’s co-chief executive Craig Shapiro about why his firm's buyout of Fonterra subsidiary Wagga Wagga is a safe bet, and what makes his firm an impact investment rather than private equity house.
Farmland Partners’ Paul Pittman tells Agri Investor about his strategy to reflect US agricultural output in his portfolio, the size of the farmland market and why he thinks institutions will eventually favour real estate investment trusts when it comes to the buy-to-lease model.
Detlef Schoen, principal at DS Assets and chairman at Aquila Capital Farms Australia, explains how he looks at the risk-return profile of farmland investing and why institutional investors are sometimes forced to invest at the top of a food commodity cycle.
Newly appointed Campbell Global president Angie Davis tells us how the firm has changed since taking on a global strategy, how it assesses risk in forestry investment and describes the pace at which opportunities are becoming available in different markets.