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‘IFM for agriculture’ talks delayed to 2019

High-level discussions have taken place among industry super-funds to establish a new collective vehicle for ag investment, but the Royal Commission has drawn resources away.

PSP joint venture buys Australian farms from Webster in $133m deal

The Canadian pension also becomes Webster’s largest shareholder as part of the transaction, acquiring a 19.15% stake in the company.

American pensions back Laguna Bay’s eight-farm dairy deal in Tasmania

The firm's debut ag fund encountered few hurdles when bringing in foreign money but its CEO says fresh regulation could now make such transactions more difficult.

Australian industry superfunds: ‘We will create a collective vehicle for ag’

Supers will create an equivalent of IFM for agriculture sometime ‘in the next few years,' Industry Super Australia’s chief economist told the Australia Forum in Melbourne.

First State Super CEO: Blue Sky investments have ‘outperformed expectations’

The Australian superfunds’ retiring CEO has said it is ‘comfortable and satisfied’ with its investments with the troubled asset manager.

Australian parliament launches inquiry into superfund ag investment

The agriculture committee will try to pin down what is holding back the country's superfunds from investment in the sector.

Canadian pension manager PSP invests in Australian nut grower

As of March 31, 2016, the Natural Resources portfolio held assets of $2.5bn, 16.8% of which represented agriculture.

CDPQ to increase ‘impact investing’ focus

CIO Roland Lescure said the challenge in doing so has been finding ways to measure the actual environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of the companies his firm invests in.

CalPERS consolidates real assets

The pension fund is changing its benchmark in tandem with eliminating the separate investment segments of real estate, infrastructure and forestland.

CalPERS outlines ESG policy for PE manager selection

For private equity the Sacramento-based pension plans to screen general partners in consideration of the GP’s written ESG policy.

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