Kilter Rural has won a $70 million mandate from an unnamed US institutional investor. : Kilter, which has $250 million in funds under management, will investment in sustainable Australian agriculture and water assets on behalf of the client. Established in 2004, the fund manager aims to deliver profit with impact by investing at scale in the regeneration of farmland, water and environmental assets. The firm's chief executive Cullen Gunn said today, investors are seeking natural capital investments in response to changing regulatory frameworks and a revised approach to risk management that is changing the nature of investing.
As a result of China cutting back on iron ore production as a means of reducing pollution, the iron and steel sectors have both been walloped. Iron ore prices have collapsed about 60% since a record in May. And in less than two months, three of the world's largest ore miners, Rio Tinto, BHP and Vale have lost roughly $110 billion in market value. But if you've been sniffing around the ore space waiting for the right time to get in, this could be it.
For thousands of years, the most popular investment was gold: the prettiest metal you could bend, re-form, bury and reuse endlessly. One hedge fund manager, who predicted the metal's rise to an all-time high of $2,000 per ounce last summer, is confident the price could climb to $3,000 to $5,000 an ounce in the next three to five years. With the yellow metal sitting near $1,750 after a more than $40 drop on Thursday -- its biggest fall in six weeks -- now might be an opportune time to follow his lead.
The New Zealand Super Fund continues to outperform Australian MySuper funds, posting its a best-ever return of 29.6%. : The New Zealand Super Fund continues to outperform Australian MySuper funds, posting its a best-ever return of 29.6%. The 2020-21 financial year saw the fund reach new heights of NZD$59.8 billion, an increase of NZD$15 billion year on year. It also beat the New Zealand treasury bill return by $13.02 billion (29.4%), as well as its benchmark by $757 million (1.73%). Australian super funds' default strategies delivered a median return of 18.1% p.a. while the Future Fund achieved 22.2% p.a.
The $140 billion super fund is readying to sell a significant agriculture portfolio, comprising cropping assets and water entitlements in Victoria.
(land), (fpi) - Why A Growing Number Of Investors Are Adding Farmland To Their Portfolios | Benzinga
This growth in demand along with the shrinking supply has more individual and institutional investors turning to this asset class for the anticipated growth in value over the next several years. The latest farm offering on AcreTrader, a farmland investment platform that utilizes crowdfunding, was fully subscribed within 31 minutes of going live on the platform earlier this week, demonstrating investors' growing appetite for agricultural land. The increased demand can also be seen when looking at the growth of farmland REITs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- AEP Energy, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) and one of the largest electric energy wholesale suppliers in the U.S., and Doral Renewables LLC (formerly named, Global Energy Generation LLC) (now d/b/a/ Doral LLC), a leading...
The push will bring new techniques to sequester carbon to nearly all of the company's agricultural footprint. In a year, PepsiCo buys around 4 billion pounds of potatoes to make potato chips. It's one piece of the massive web of farms that supply the company, which the company wants to use to help make an equally massive change: By the end of the decade, it now plans to work with the tens of thousands of farmers in its supply chain to spread regenerative agriculture--practices that can help improve sustainability--across 7 million acres, or roughly its entire agricultural footprint.
Imagine a Nigeria where automobiles produce no smoke, rural dwellers cook with gas, farmlands yield five times more per hectare and factories run on clean, cheaper and secured energy resource - gas. Achieving this pleasant future requires a domestic economy powered by gas for transport, cooking, agriculture, and industrial uses. Despite its vast natural gas [...]
Prolonged Flood Will Push Up Vegetable Prices In Bangladesh Further - 260,000 Hectares Of Farmland Damaged -- Earth Changes -
The lengthy floods have severely been affecting early winter crop farming in many Bangladesh districts. This is causing fears of further hike in prices of vegetables including onions. Although the water has started receding in 37 flood-stricken districts, many crop lands are still under waist-deep water. Parts of Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur, Pabna, Natore, Sirajganj, Manikganj, Rajbari, Munshiganj, Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur and Dhaka districts still have flood water, according to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).