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Global Fund Exchange offers water/natural resource/agriculture strategies of flagship multi-strat fund via a new fund - AquaTerra

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. That is the expected forecast for much of civilization by 2025, according to the UN. In 2011 current freshwater sources satisfy only 50% of the world demand, and in 14 short years that demand is expected to increase by 25%. While emerging market growth has spurred investing in agriculture and natural resources, rounding out that list is water. "Right now the water sector is $425 billion and over the next two decades government agencies are expecting this amount to grow to $6 trillion," says Lauralouise Duffy, CEO of Global Fund Exchange.

This week, Global Fund Exchange will launch the AquaTerra Fund, which offers access to the firm's pre-existing investments in water, natural resources and agriculture, carved out from the eight strategies that exist in the firm's established, multi-strategy energy resources fund (the Earth Wind & Fire Fund).

AquaTerra invests in multiple managers, focusing on regions and sectors determined by Duffy and Co-Portfolio Manager Anric Blatt. "The fund represents a pragmatic and rational approach to playing in the three biggest growth drivers of the next decade (water, agriculture, and natural resources) through geographical, subsector and asset class diversification that reduces risk and correlation across ......................

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