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Emerging and diverse managers received less than 3% of capital commitments closed in H1, raising fears they are being left behind as the pandemic changes fundraising.
Chief investment officer Jamie Shen says the aftermath of California wildfires has led to a ‘wild ride’ for ag but has given the firm a chance to demonstrate its skill in managing risk.
The $41.9bn endowment has made progress in growing its private equity portfolio while shedding older illiquid assets that have weighed on performance.
University of California Davis animal health professor Frank Mitloehner is working with the pair to improve cattle welfare and minimize the beef carbon footprint at Green Plains Cattle Company.
PSP head of natural resources Marc Drouin said the pension would look to do more post-farmgate investments in Australia and could work with local funding partners more in future.
Chief executive and former Harvard natural resources MD Colin Butterfield says AIG’s desire to back his team’s food and ag strategy helped catalyze the creation of Solum.
NYSE-listed Americold’s acquisition of Agro Merchants Group follows its 2019 deal for Blackstone-backed Cloverleaf and includes a stake in a LatAm cold storage JV with Aqua Capital.
The American university’s endowment is selling further assets after offloading almond and cotton farms to Hancock Agricultural Investment Group earlier this year.
Senior vice-president Mario Therrien says the tie-up provides the C$333bn pension with a ‘window’ into a sector it sees as a real assets portfolio extension well-suited to its long-term sustainability focus.
Peoples Company owner Steve Bruere says institutional investors could sell assets through the 1031 exchange market, but the structures offered by DST Farms are largely aimed at retail investors.
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