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New Agriculture’s Bruce King and New Forests’ Mark Rogers discuss the new division’s strategy, what investors want from the asset class, and the potential blend of farmland and forestry into a single investment product.
Windmill, Outback Australia
QIC, New Forests and Macquarie Asset Management are taking different approaches to the nascent asset class, but there are common themes.
New Agriculture will be led by Bruce King, who joined the firm in 2022, and will manage the Lawson Grains portfolio it acquired in 2021.
Panorama of spring forest
The pair have partnered to launch a natural capital asset manager that will invest in natural climate solutions in Southeast Asia.
The firm has collaborated with Conservation International, a global non-profit, to form Akaria Natural Capital.
Biodiversity, flower, bees
A product of the Environment Act 2021, biodiversity net gain credits are the latest in a line of natural capital benefits to which governments have attached a monetary value.
Pollination’s strategic partnership with ANZ Group, seen in the light of efforts to speed up closure of coal-fired power generation in Australia, shows natural capital is gaining momentum as a standalone asset class.
The Australian agtech investor invested alongside Macdoch Ventures and Global Founders Capital in nature-based solutions provider Cecil.
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