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Exclusive: Ohio Police and Fire looks to add row crops

Following its $50m debut ag investment in Agriculture Capital’s permanent-crop focused ACM II Fund last year, the Townsend Group has recommended the $15.7bn pension add row-crop exposure.

Edmond de Rothschild eyes ag as part of €1bn multi-strategy effort

The private investment arm of the French asset manager will launch hybrid fund of funds, growth capital, infrastructure and real estate vehicles this year.

UK firm gobbles up rival, with 70,000ha of timber changing hands

Gresham House has raised £15m and bought real assets manager FIM, more than trebling its forestry AUM.

Hamilton Lane real assets head retires

Jerry Gates, who has led the firm’s real assets platform since 2011, is handing the reins for the position to the leadership team from Real Assets Portfolio Management, according to Agri Investor sister publication PERE.

Campbell Lutyens pushes further into US

The firm has opened offices in Chicago and Los Angeles as it continues expanding its secondaries advisory and fundraising business.

Blend it like Beckham

Timber champions have demonstrated their interest in agri by building dedicated teams. It’s only a matter of time before they start mixing both asset classes in diversified vehicles.

Demand for ‘niche’ real assets boosts ag and timber

LPs' drive for diversification within real assets and a functional approach to portfolio construction means the asset class is no longer 'uncharted,' says bfinance.

Aberdeen eyes agri through fund of funds run by former FLAG team

Homestead Capital is among the firms that have received commitments from the vehicle, which has raised at least $268m towards its $300m goal.

PSP natural resources chief becomes CEO after boosting ag imprint

Under Neil Cunningham's tenure, timber and agri have grown to represent nearly 90% of the Canadian pension's $3bn natural resources portfolio.

The sovereign wealth fund dilemma

State-backed vehicles have good reasons to invest in agriculture. Can they do it at scale without running into political hurdles?

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