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What ag can do for your sovereign fund

UK researchers believe including farmland and timber in SWFs’ portfolios enhances their long-term performance. Should we be convinced?

Molpus acquires over 26,000 acres across four south-eastern states

The purchase of timberland in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina comes on behalf of an unidentified client as the Jackson, Mississippi headquartered continues fundraising for its $500m firth fund.

Funds increasingly driving UK forestry market: Savills

James Adamson, head of forestry investment at London-headquartered real estate services provider Savills, tells Agri Investor of how the UK‘s timberland industry has matured along with forests planted in the 1970s and 1980s.

Exclusive: New Forests nears full deployment on Asia fund

TAFF, a $170m vehicle backed by nine LPs, is close to 85% invested after taking an additional stake in a Malaysian eucalyptus plantation.

Funds in market: Take your pick

In the first of a series, we map out the fundraising universe by geography, size and strategy. Read on to find out where you could invest.

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.

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.

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