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Increased capital requirements for New Zealand’s banks will lead to higher interest rates and less appetite to lend to sectors like agriculture.
The fund will focus on deals averaging $20m to create a portfolio of row and permanent crops with its first four investments targeting permanent cropland in California.
Chief investment officer Geert Peetermans says the change reflects a natural evolution towards investor-favorable structures within the rapidly developing impact investing market.
Carrot growing in soil
The blended finance vehicle has also attracted investments from the European Investment Bank as well as French and British government agencies.
Credit Suisse has highlighted the 'perfect margin squeeze' for agribusinesses and primary producers presented by water scarcity but efficiency innovation continues to present investment opportunities.
Commitments from the likes of AOL co-founder Steve Case’s investment firm and NBA player Blake Griffin show 'it’s an exciting time to be in agriculture,' says founder and chief executive Jonathan Webb.
The UK-based asset manager sold the neighboring properties to Rallen Australia, a company backed by one of South Africa’s richest men.
Investment portfolio breakdown of Florida Retirement System Trust Fund
The US public pension has backed an agtech fund.
Investor submissions argue that current water market is working as intended, but say that more transparency and certainty of information are needed.
The $713m pension’s search is being led by Segal Macro Advisors, which advised the Cambridge Retirement Board on a similar 2017 search resulting in a $15m commitment to the Hancock Timberland and Farmland Fund.
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