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Demand for ‘niche’ real assets boosts ag and timber

LPs' drive for diversification within real assets and a functional approach to portfolio construction means the asset class is no longer 'uncharted,' says bfinance.

Investors getting hungry for personalized, plant-based foods

Equity providers are betting on a steady stream of deals born out of technological advancements and the quest to solve 'last-mile' logistics, a survey found.

Meaty issue: US protein consumption is bouncing back

A rare four-year growth streak is helping meat eating recover from a big drop during the recession, with poultry most in demand.

Brexit not the only force driving UK land values

A ‘counter-intuitive’ lack of supply is helping to balance out uncertainty caused by Brexit, a mitigating factor more prevalent in Scotland than England.

US net farm income predicted to fall to lowest level in 15 years

Farm assets are set to increase to $2.7trn in 2018, buoyed by a rise in real estate values.

Greenhouse with envy: Emissions vs subsidies

An innovative study by the Inter-American Development Bank studies the link between greenhouse gas emissions and policy support. We sum up the results in an interactive chart.

Northwest US leads timber returns in 2017

Big deals have pulled valuations upwards in the South and Northwest, while Lake States assets have depreciated so steadily in recent quarters that they are now close to 2013 levels.

Listed agri tumbles in Q4

French stocks were a rare good news on this side of the Atlantic, though European stocks vastly outperformed their US peers in the whole of 2017.

Earthly matters: Farmland returns, permanent vs annual

Farmland performance is bouncing back, but not every asset is benefiting the same. We single out the winners in an interactive chart.

Cannabis fundraising booms despite federal crackdown

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it hard for marijuana businesses to bank their growing piles of cash, dealmaking continues apace.

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