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Idaho approves plan to reinvest $180m in ag and timber

The Department of Lands has already hired an advisor for its in-state timber acquisitions and is planning to add another for farmland, acting director David Groeschl tells Agri Investor.

WATCH: Why First State Super bets on weather

The A$84bn pension fund sees water as the ultimate diversifier but is now willing to take more risk through a private equity-like strategy, says associate portfolio manager Brent Snow.

CalPERS’ forestry portfolio gathers pace but remains in the slow lane

The $351bn pension fund’s results in real assets at large exceeded the benchmark by 1.19 percentage points, driven by infrastructure.

NZ Super Fund interim boss steps up to permanent CEO

Matt Whineray, who has been with the vehicle since 2008, will take the helm of the $26.3bn fund on July 1.

Diversity a factor in Chicago Teachers’ decision to pass on Blackstone, Brookfield

But CIO Angela Miller-May stressed it wasn’t the clincher in its recent decision to allocate $50m with IFM Investors and Ullico Investment Advisors.

VicSuper CEO: How to do water well

Michael Dundon tells Agri Investor the A$20bn fund entered the asset class opportunistically but is now thinking about diversification. Here are some lessons for other supers looking to follow suit.

Future Fund reorganizes investment team

Australia’s sovereign wealth fund has created five new roles, split by asset class, following the departure of its head of property.

Sweden to relax rules on unlisted investments for state pensions

The country’s four AP funds are one step closer to gaining more flexibility when investing in private markets.

Chattanooga picks finalists in timber, ag searches

Dahab Associates CIO Steven Roth tells Agri Investor which managers did not make the cut in the $225m pension's search.

First State Super CEO: Blue Sky investments have ‘outperformed expectations’

The Australian superfunds’ retiring CEO has said it is ‘comfortable and satisfied’ with its investments with the troubled asset manager.

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