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Cost transparency biggest LP-GP misalignment

Clearer free structures are more important for LPs than a reduction in fees, research from State Street has revealed.

LPs: How to make a start in agri

Venturing into new asset classes can be daunting for the wisest investor, but a global and diversified model can help reduce the risk, writes Peter Roney, CIO of Aqueduct Investment Partners.

Smith College endowment targets agri amid impact push

The $1.8bn Massachusetts institution has announced plans to seek exposure to sustainable agriculture and other impact investing sub-sectors. Will the move signal a trend among endowments?

Valuation uplift drives CalPERS forestry recovery

The pension’s real assets annual review points to possible future efforts at rebalancing away from value-add, which currently accounts for 39% of CalPERS’ $2bn timber portfolio.

Six investors add $6m to AeroFarms funding round amid institutional interest

Chef David Chang, General David Petraeus and Ikea join a roster of high-profile shareholders backing the US indoor farming upstart.

Pensions, endowments and SWFs examining cannabis

Insiders tell Agri Investor of growing LP interest in cannabis funds and whispers of a search for ways to invest in them outside the strictures of 'sin clauses'.

One in three lenders predict uptick in land sales

Red Reef Partners managing partner Suzanne Petrela tells Agri Investor of a recent uptick in land sales in key US farmland markets, as expected by 30% of respondents to a June survey by Farmer Mac and the American Bankers Association.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

Insurer, VC invest in platform that helps farmers ‘monetize their data’

Farmobile has now secured $28m, part of which will go towards automating 'the world’s first marketplace for agronomic data.'

LP update: Orange County Employees’ Retirement System

Days after the $15bn pension approved a momentous change to the way it targets real assets, we zoom in on its involvements with timber and agri.
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