In June Agri Investor attended Equilibrium Capital's annual forum in California and heard a variety of speakers including TIAA-CREF's John Goodreds who spoke about misplaced fears of a land price bubble in the US. Read his comments below.
The second Swedish pension fund is to audit its Brazilian farmland assets – part of its commitment to TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture LLP – to ensure they adhere to sustainability and corporate governance principles.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
A vote of confidence from large institutional investors such as TIAA-CREF and APG is good for the region’s reputation. But it could also highlight the local industry's structural weaknesses.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
Direct investing in agriculture appears to be picking up pace among institutional investors.
The Swedish pension provider wants to increase its allocation to non-listed real estate, of which agri and timber are a part, to 15% over the long term.
The US pension and asset management firm is expected to raise $2bn for its second agriculture investment-focused LLC.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
The institutional investor’s penchant for establishing direct co-investment platforms may influence other investors to sidestep agri fund managers.
Farm sunset, Illinois - iStock
The Illinois-based pension fund has transferred its agricultural investments account from Cozad/Westchester to the Hancock Natural Resource Group.
Strong demand and less leverage means there is no bubble in North American farmland values, according to John Goodreds, senior director, natural resources.
Mandala Capital is planning the final close of its 10-year Indian Agribusiness private equity fund in November this year.

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