"The buzz has actually been agricultural investment conferences, where about one tenth of the people seem to be people I recognize from the hedge fund circuit."
The "incredibly high" prices of New Zealand dairy farms have prompted Aquila Capital to switch its investment drive to Australia.
A study commissioned by Aquila Capital reveals that institutional investors are to increase their direct ownership of real assets, including farmland, by 14%.
Pension funds try to adopt a sustainability perspective when investing in farmland abroad, but there is not much consensus on what it means and how to measure it.
This year could see a surge in interest in farmland from investors with very little experience in this complicated asset class, reports Euromoney
Many of the world’s biggest pension funds as well as family offices of wealthy individuals –looking for diversification and steady returns in times of market volatility– have been pouring money into farmlands, writes Kelvins Tan
De Duitse vermogensbeheerder Aquila Capital wil kleine en middelgrote pensioenfondsen in Nederland warm maken om direct te beleggen in boerderijen. "We kopen alleen goede bedrijven en proberen die te verbeteren."
The alternative investment company, with $5bn of interests, revealed the appointment of seven managers, in countries including Australia, Brazil, and Romania, in a drive to expand in agriculture.
Geldanlagen in der Landwirtschaft sind gefragt. Der amerikanische Großinvestor Jim Rogers rät dazu, Ackerland kaufen. Und zwar in Australien.
"The whole mess in Europe at the moment has increased demand for diversification products for the Asian markets," says Aquila CEO Roman Rosslenbroich, including farmland.
Aquila Capital Green Assets, part of the Aquila Group, is pleased to announce today that it has become an official signatory to the recently launched Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland.
Aquila Capital Green Assets has helped European investors acquire $111 million of New Zealand farmland.