Many managers are coming forward with ideas, but the lack of scalability, high fees and a short track record remain significant hurdles to the sector’s growth, says Frontier’s Martin Thompson.
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Albourne America replaced Aon Hewitt to oversee the $30bn retirement system’s investments in alternatives, including real assets.
The founder and chief investment officer of Coller Capital says the secondaries firm will focus on real assets, including natural resources, amid shockwaves created by Brexit, the Trump administration and emerging-market concerns.
The $323bn pension fund last year proposed expanding its forestland program, which has consistently missed its benchmark since inception, to include agricultural products.
Atlanta-based research firm eVestment reports an 85% increase in real asset allocations over the past year.
Ian Williams joins from BNY Mellon, where he served in a similar role for 11 years.
Senior investment manager Ryan Sullivan says demand for real asset investments will be strengthened as US investors seek inflation protection.
The Canadian pension plan has named a new executive to the role less than a year after announcing the formation of the real assets group and its first global head.
Investors in the Kansas-based commodity trading and transportation company include Chinese private equity firm New Hope Group and Australian real assets giant Macquarie.
The manager expects its investment in one of Australia’s largest beef producers to serve as a platform for growth.