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As the asset class grows ever more defensive, large investors seek to safeguard returns by squeezing out costs. But GPs still have good cards to play.
The $122bn Danish pension’s ‘infrastructure’ portfolio has more than doubled returns year-on-year. Here we zoom in on the timberland holdings that have helped push this growth.
The Qatari-backed operator has offloaded the aggregation as it continues to break up its 104,000-hectare portfolio.
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The Canadian pension also becomes Webster’s largest shareholder as part of the transaction, acquiring a 19.15% stake in the company.
The $356bn California pension's director for sustainable investments discusses how its efforts to centralize ESG factors could shape its agriculture strategy.
The $224bn pension is considering capital injections into a fund and a separate account, as it seeks high single-digit returns from its nascent agriculture program, says director Paul Shantic.
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.
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.
The $351bn pension fund’s results in real assets at large exceeded the benchmark by 1.19 percentage points, driven by infrastructure.
Matt Whineray, who has been with the vehicle since 2008, will take the helm of the $26.3bn fund on July 1.
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