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The first Swedish pension fund has committed $39m to Southern Pastures' dairy fund, which is targeting a final close on $315m in December this year.
UK farmland values have risen 12 percent since the start of the year.
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.
The sale of The Co-operative's farm business exposed increasing demand among the UK pension industry.
Wonder where and why APG is (or isn't) making agri-related investments? Olav Houben and Jos Lemmens give Agri Investor the inside scoop.
The US agriculture asset management firm has hired Martin Davies as chief executive of Europe.
The UK timberland fund manager will target institutional investors for the first time in the hope of raising between £200m and £300m overall.
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive is putting US-based firms off travelling to Europe to meet investors.
The European Union is committing €4m to the newly-launched SmartAgri Food accelerator.
High prices and inefficiencies in the sector have brought private investor attention to the fisheries sector, according to a Rabobank analyst and investment banker.

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