Friday, March 8, 2013

Investing in Farmland - Global Institutional Investors Join the Parade

Swiss Fund Adveq latest to invest in global farmland
As we discussed in a number of previous posts our blog - here and here - institutional interest in farmland continues to grow. Now, we see another article come out about this trend. In an article entitled "Pension funds join forces to invest in farmland", Reuters notes that a number of large pension funds are coming together to jointly invest in farmland projects. Just to take a couple of examples:
  • Just as an example, the article notes that the fund Adveq oout of Switzerland is discussing joint investments in farmland with European pension funds, a private family office and a Korean asset manager - now that's a diverse combination!
  • TIAA Cref - the large US pension fund - partnered with a number of pension funds including the British Columbia Investment Corporation.
The asset class is still pretty much new territory for institutional investors as their is only about US$30 million of farmland investments to date by institutional investors. This means that as more institutional investment goes into farmland, smaller investors who have invested in the asset class will benefit from the inevitable price apprecitation

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