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First evidence that ag, timber boost SWF long-term returns

Allocating 15% of a portfolio to the asset class can help sovereign funds grow 27% faster over nine years, fresh research estimates.

IDB backs ag credit in seven LatAm countries with $45m loan

Paolo Bazan of IDB Invest tells Agri Investor that foreign insurance companies and pension funds are increasingly willing to provide long-term financing to export-focused agribusinesses in Latin America.

EBRD joins syndicates backing Turkish ag exporter

EBRD principal banker Nazli Arikan tells Agri Investor that the $48m in credit, offered alongside other DFIs and private lenders, will help Tiryaki Agro reorient its strategy to focus more on organic exports.

Data security more important than returns for LPs

Reliable data security measures are more important than returns or fee alignment to LPs, according to the annual CFA survey on investor trust.

Data security more important than returns for LPs

Reliable data security measures are more important than returns or fee alignment to LPs, according to the annual CFA survey on investor trust.

World’s largest SWF picks soy as next divestment target

Norway's sovereign fund has exited one of Brazil's largest agribusinesses, the latest in its moves away from assets it deems linked to deforestation.

Australian supers urge GPs to bolster transparency

Six of the country's largest investors have signed an open letter calling on asset managers to adhere to a code of conduct, in a move to 'rebuild confidence.'

Oklahoma Police pension head fired after embezzlement accusations

The $2.5bn pension system’s executive director allegedly arranged ‘for impromptu meetings with investment firms to justify travel expenses.'

Future Fund expands timberland head’s role in overhaul

Wendy Norris will now oversee private equity and property alongside infra and forestry amid a restructuring at Australia’s sovereign wealth fund.

Exclusive: Chinese investors, NZ funds eye 22,000ha Tasmania farm

Foreign investment rules introduced this month have not impacted the Rushy Lagoon sale, says CBRE's Peter Ryan, though the wider market may take 'a little time to adjust.'

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