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Ag and water concerns contributed to Harvard overseer’s departure

Following her resignation last week, Kat Taylor tells Agri Investor that even as a member of the university’s second-highest governing body, she was unable to get a definitive picture of the $37bn endowment’s agriculture investments.

First State Super names new CEO

Deanne Stewart, current chief executive of Metlife’s Australian business, will take over in November after Michael Dwyer retires.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos, who has been at the US's largest public pension for more than one decade, will step away by the start of 2019.

FMO impact loan fund reaches $250m first close

European pensions are more comfortable with debt than equity when investing in the developing world, the Dutch institution's investment management chief tells us.

NMSIC advised to move away from ag funds, focus on co-investments

Townsend is calling on the endowment – an LP in ag vehicles run by Brookfield, Agriculture Capital and others – to turn its attention to 'unique situations' such as secondaries.

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.

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