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Global investment group Stafford Capital Partners has announced the appointment of two agriculture executives, Marek Guizot and James Allen, who joined the London-based real assets division last month.
Christophe Lebrun, head of forestry investments at AXA Investment Managers- Real Assets, speaks with Agri Investor about the strategy behind its October purchase of a 958-hectare forest in France, the firm's investment preferences, and forestry's appeal to the firm and its investors.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System took a hit on its real assets portfolio in fiscal year 2015-2016 that impacted its short-term and long-term returns for the $21.7bn program.
The fund will employ a long-term value add strategy investing in a portfolio of hardwood and softwood plantation assets in Australia and New Zealand.
Pledges from New Forests and Ecosystem Investment Partners target conversation forestry, green infrastructure and ecological mitigation, as these see increased investor interest.

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