The UN-backed Land Degradation Neutrality Fund was officially launched this week at the COP13 in China. As the vehicle progresses toward a first close, we speak to its manager to find out more about return expectations, fee structure and prospective LPs.
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The head of external management at AP Fonden 2, which committed $750m to a TIAA fund in 2014, tells Agri Investor why the Swedish pension favors core farmland investments.
Funds reaching the end of their lives will bring assets to market amid LP appetite for long-term ownership, New Forests argues in its latest market update.
Timber investments from the $139bn Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan began in 2002, later complemented by an agricultural program launched in 2014. Portfolio manager Stephen McLennan tells Agri Investor about inflation, size requirements and the advantages of a direct investment approach.
CIO Robert ‘Vince’ Smith talks about the performance of the $21.5bn endowment’s real-return portfolio as it shifts its focus toward infrastructure and energy.
Bob Saul has joined the Montreal-headquartered firm led by PSP Investments alumni, which recently announced a C$200m close on its debut vehicle.
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.
Real Asset Portfolio Management, which has advised institutions on more than $1bn in agri investments, says farmland beat all other asset classes over the last 35 years by posting returns of 11.6%.
Research suggests the ‘Canada Model’ for pension fund management can lead to superior returns, though a closer look at their agri holdings hints at varying strategies and results.
The founders of Folium Capital have rounded up 17 investors for their inaugural timber fund, with 13 committed to their debut agriculture vehicle.