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The two profit-for-member funds have delayed their merger date by six months due to concerns about market volatility and to help ease staff working arrangements.
Two of Australia’s largest funds, AustralianSuper and UniSuper, have booked significant devaluations of their unlisted asset portfolios in response to the coronavirus crisis.
Sunflower field
The NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which is heavily weighted to permanent cropping, shows total returns held up fairly well despite drought across much of eastern and northern Australia.
Aerial view of cargo ship in transit.
Refinitiv director of agricultural research Daniel Redo says congestion on China's ports is finally starting to ease but covid-19 has compounded global soybean exports woes.
Peanut rowcrops in Australia
The former Rifa Salutary and Paraway Pastoral Company CEO has left OTPP’s Australian arm to launch his own asset management firm, The Clearbrook Group.
Rabobank’s Global Dairy Quarterly finds upwards price growth in late 2019 stalled early this year, with the uncertainty over covid-19 leading to investors scrambling to assess the impact.
With drought leading to record-high water prices in south-east Australia last year, investors have started to look north in search of returns – but there are huge barriers to overcome. Daniel Kemp investigates what efforts are being made to unlock the opportunities.
The Sydney-based forestry investment manager has published its first Climate Disclosure Report and may publish fund-level climate targets in the future.
Map showing Australia fire risk index
Data analyzed by Digital Agriculture Services found that Queensland saw the most agricultural land affected by fire, but timber plantations in New South Wales and Victoria were also hit hard.
The two funds, which both count public-sector workers among their membership, say a merger will lead to stronger returns and lower fees for members.
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