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Exclusive: Stafford hires ex-headhunter as ag chief in asset class push

An alumnus from Macquarie’s Pastoral Fund has also joined the secondaries specialist just a year after the firm made its first investment in agriculture.

Time for timberland managers to log out?

As the asset class grows ever more defensive, large investors seek to safeguard returns by squeezing out costs. But GPs still have good cards to play.

ATP branches out to drive performance

The $122bn Danish pension’s ‘infrastructure’ portfolio has more than doubled returns year-on-year. Here we zoom in on the timberland holdings that have helped push this growth.

Campbell crafts timber tie-up in bid to enter carbon-offset market

The firm hopes its partnership with Bluesource will help generate additional income while raising forestry's profile among ESG-focused LPs, executives at the TIMO tell Agri Investor.

Frontier-market sustainable forestry fund reaches $60m close

The fund will target 12% annual returns as the profile of developing-world timber rises among impact investors, says Arbaro Advisors MD Marco Kaiser.

Global Forest Partners sells 60,000ha to Australian firm

The NZ Overseas Investment Office has cleared the sale of Nelson Forests to OneFortyOne Plantations, a deal that was first agreed in December 2017.

CatchMark enters Pacific north-west, reduces south-west exposure

The timber REIT has sealed a $78m sale and a $89m purchase with an Atlanta-headquartered TIMO.

Why US wildfires could shape the timberland market

The devastation inflicted on the West Coast raises complex questions about the impact of harvesting restrictions and the ‘Roadless Rule’ in federally managed forests.

Rare valuation dip raises questions for US timberland

Insiders say a depreciation of nearly 1% for Southern assets could reflect methodological quirks or appraisers' lower expectations on timber prices.

Virtuous investors need serious benchmarks

An ambitious campaign to stop deforestation in Brazil hints at how institutions’ fiduciary clout can help bring about crucial change – and under what conditions.

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