Mon, Nov 30, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Investing in agricultural land is the way to go - Part Two

Friday, August 27, 2010

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque London:

Part One, published yesterday, can be accessed here.

Agricultural investing, even with its shortcomings, is attracting interest from investors and from fund managers. The main reasons for are, for one, the rising global population and the dwindling available land; and secondly, the search for an inflation hedge and for real assets which are uncorrelated to financial markets.

And some managers argue that investing in food is not enough: buying the land that grows them - as a fixed resource - should be an integral part of an agricultural portfolio.

Investing in land Many fund managers agree that agri investing is good for diversification, although not for long-only investing. And there is another thing they seem to agree on: investing in land is the way to go.

Research from consulting firm HighQuest Partners shows total cultivated land (globally) stands at 1,400 million hectares and has not changed in 20 years. An additional 80-100 million hectares of land will be needed to meet the anticipated demand for major crops in the next decade (see Opalesque Exclusive here).

In a recent Opalesque video intervi......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  2. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Seeding deal terms can be onerous for hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Executives from fund of funds firms, family offices, a placement agent, a private equity firm, and an accounting firm gathered in Connecticut last month for the

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Family offices flock to co-investment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Co-investments have been a hot topic for pension funds in recent years, as they try to move away from high fees and improve transparency. But now, family offices are more readily getting into the mix and establishing in-house deal teams, according to the delega

  5. More institutional investors invest in CTAs compared to last year despite dissatisfaction with performance[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: "Despite a strong start to 2015 for CTAs in Q1, commodity market conditions have made return generation difficult for fund managers over much of the rest of the year to date," says Preqin’s November