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Chicago Forum: ‘This is the institutional roll-up finally happening’

Less active as competitors for land and facing succession issues, US farmers are giving a jolt to the market by divesting assets, panelists said at the Agri Investor Forum.

Chicago Forum: Working capital ‘only starting to dry up’

An examination of global agriculture reveals both encouraging signs of near-term opportunity and large uncertainties about the future, according to panelists at the Agri Investor Forum in Chicago on Wednesday.

Real assets overpriced, favor development

Aberdeen Asset Management head of real assets Jim Gasperoni highlighted permanent crops as an example of a real asset investment well-suited to current market conditions.

Seafood industry ‘transformation’ to attract private equity

A discussion at the IntraFish Seafood Investor Forum in New York highlighted the need for specialized managers amid a surge of investor interest in the sector.

Investors in Brazilian land eye regulation, adapt: panel

Executives from Brookfield Brazil and TIAA-affiliate Westchester South America discussed the challenges facing foreign land investors in Brazil at an event hosted by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce.

GPs seeking new transparency tools for LPs: PEI panel

At PEI’s COOs and CFOs Forum on Thursday in New York, fund managers examined the implications of increasing investor demands for information.

Greenspan blasts Dodd-Frank at PEI Media forum

The regulations have been viewed as complex and burdensome by opponents across industries.

Ag industry primed for private debt

At ACG New York’s monthly luncheon in Manhattan on Thursday, speakers identified debt funds as both the fastest growing and most sought after vehicles by institutional capital.

Supply contraction key to farmer margin recovery: Rabobank

The challenging profit margin environment US farmers face will continue until at least 2018, according to Rabobank’s senior grains and oilseeds analyst Sterling Liddell.

Consumer demand shifts to fuel further consolidation: Rabobank

Food industry mergers and acquisitions will continue to be shaped by rapidly-changing consumer tastes and an increasing focus on the health and environmental aspects of food, according to Rabobank analysts.

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