With assets in the trillions, a healthy penchant for private equity and autonomy over their investment strategy, family offices have a lot to offer fund managers.
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As public pensions are increasingly required to report on private fund fees, there is ‘a risk that the resulting data will not be comparable.’
The deal sponsor hopes to use IF&P Foods as a platform to build a regional produce distributor focused on the Midwest and surrounding areas.
In the next 10 years, half of private equity managers will move to charging only on invested capital, predicts Richard Clarke-Jervoise, a partner at family office Stonehage Fleming.
The Canadian fund management firm expects to bring in up to C$500m by year end for an open-ended fund understood to follow an agricultural investing strategy modeled on that of PSP Investments.
Real Asset Portfolio Management, which has advised institutions on more than $1bn in agri investments, says farmland beat all other asset classes over the last 35 years by posting returns of 11.6%.
Albourne America replaced Aon Hewitt to oversee the $30bn retirement system’s investments in alternatives, including real assets.
Pair chosen to operate South Australia’s services for the next 40 years – the second such deal in the country, after a Hastings-led team won a New South Wales bid in March.
The founder and chief investment officer of Coller Capital says the secondaries firm will focus on real assets, including natural resources, amid shockwaves created by Brexit, the Trump administration and emerging-market concerns.
Research suggests the ‘Canada Model’ for pension fund management can lead to superior returns, though a closer look at their agri holdings hints at varying strategies and results.