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Chattanooga pension hunts ag and timber managers

The $230m pension has issued RFPs for commitments to the asset classes through its investment consultant Dahab Associates.

OTPP’s natural resources chief departs

During Andrew Claerhout's tenure, the pension has come to define ag and timber as 'a core building block' of its natural resources strategy.

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.

‘Robust’ timber performance lifts Montana fortunes

Positive cash flows have helped assuage outflows generated by the energy portfolio as Chinese demand boosts forestry.

Timber investors are turning a leaf

Historical backers of the asset class, not least North American pensions, are seeking to hedge risks by redrawing their forestry strategy. But implementing new plans takes time.

Hancock brings in $706m for blended timber and ag vehicle

An industry observer tells Agri Investor that the open-ended vehicle, which has received pledges from at least 37 investors, represents 'a bit of a new path' for the industry.

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.

Core forestry target still elusive for CalPERS

The $350m pension, which revamped its real assets policy last year, declined a timberland investment proposal in December.

MassPRIM tweaks timber policy, eyes new markets

Suggested changes include a $214m investment into Campbell Global’s Australian subsidiary and an expanded remit that could comprise New Zealand and Chile.

IKEA enters US timber market with 25,000-acre purchase

The Alabama property, managed by Oregon-based TIMO Campbell Global, adds to the 250,000 acres of timberland the furniture retailer already owns across the world.