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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.

Four pensions back new Danish agri fund

PensionDanmark, PKA, ATP and Industriens Pension will contribute a total of DKK500 million to the newly-established and state-sponsored Danish Agriculture Capital fund.
Paine & Partners Eyes Fund IV: tractor

CalSTRS’ underserved programme hurts PE performance

CalSTRS' Underserved Urban & Rural California strategy has been dragging down the performance of its overall private equity portfolio.

CalPERS posts mixed real assets performance

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System took a hit on its real assets portfolio in fiscal year 2015-2016 that impacted its short-term and long-term returns for the $21.7bn program.

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