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Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

Taiwan’s first domestic infra fund eyes agri investments

The fund has already raised more than $250m, mainly from Taiwanese life insurers, and will focus on attracting commitments from public pension funds over the next year.

Phatisa hires Eugene Stals as CIO

The manager is currently raising its Food Fund 2, which held a first close on $125m and is targeting a final close on $300m by the middle of next year.

The stubborn fundraiser

Trade tantrums have yet to deter North American managers from raising ag-focused vehicles – with reasonable success. What is behind the asset class’s resilience?

Flurry of inexperienced investors ‘creates opportunity’ in Australian agriculture

Laguna Bay Pastoral Company boss Tim McGavin says the firm will probably launch a successor vehicle to its A$280m Australia and New Zealand-focused fund 'in the next year or so.'

Growth Farms secures A$10m cornerstone pledge for new Australia lease fund

The A$100m vehicle has also received significant interest from two overseas investors and a flood of solicitations from potential tenants, its managing director tells Agri Investor.

Redefining investor relations

More is being demanded from investor relations professionals, so they need to make sure they have the skillset to match, writes Richard Harland, managing director at SEI.

Ecotierra launches $50m sustainability fund, eyes Q1 2018 close

The agroforestry developer has partnered Quebec’s Fondaction and France's Mirova to target projects aimed at mitigating deforestation and land degradation in Latin America.

‘We raised in spite of the macro, not because of the macro’

Aqua Capital managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor how a 'tsunami' of political and economic turmoil in Brazil impacted the firm's recent fundraising efforts.

Victus: Transforming African agri, empowering women

Bo Masole and Zee de Gersigny, co-founders of Victus Global Capital, talk to Agri Investor about their vision behind the impact investment firm and the $50m agri fund they’re raising.

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