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The Canadian insurer has acquired the only timberland asset held by infrastructure fund manager Palisade.
The largest farmland REIT in the US will grow to about $2bn within three years, after which it will expand into Australia and Canada, according to its chief executive.
The firm’s newly appointed president Angie Davis says the firm sees a deep pipeline of opportunities in Brazil as it analyses opportunities in Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.
The fund, which has raised NZ$32m to date, will target agtech, agribusiness and food, but not farmland, according to Oriens Capital chief executive James Beale.
The bank has seen an increase in agriculture collective provision overlay this year due to depressed dairy markets, but has reduced the level of assets 90 days past due in Australia.
Olaf Huth was chief executive officer of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, a German subsidiary of the global bank.
The NZ$30bn fund’s timber and agriculture portfolio manager Neil Woods is looking to commit an additional NZ$700m, and is initially targeting permanent crops.
The NZ$30bn superannuation fund says there is a ‘shortage of good investment opportunities’ and it is taking on less risk than a year ago.
The firm’s first co-mingled fund will target a range of agri assets in Oceania in order to ensure it does not overpay, its chief executive told Agri Investor.