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Root Global Opportunities bets on 'powerful trends' in agricultural commodities

Monday, July 29, 2013

Allen Root
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

The agricultural commodities market might gyrate enough to make many investors break into a sweat, but those who keep their eyes on the cycles and the context can remain cool this summer. An emerging hedge fund manager explains why.

Allen Root has spent the last twelve years running long/short hedge funds, the last one at Altima Partners which he joined in 2009. There, he ran the public investing portion of their agricultural sector fund. When Altima closed their New York office in 2011, Root started organising his own hedge fund, Root Capital, which would be a re-launch of the agriculture sector portfolio he used to manage.

He stuck to the strategy because he believes that some of the trends that are going on in agricultural markets are powerful and sustainable.

"We like to use the analogy: China joined the WTO in 2001, and around 2003 we got this great boom super cycle and industrial commodities," he explained to Opalesque, "Iron ore, steel and copper, all inflated and achieved new highs. The world was rearranged in terms of the cost curve as the Chinese industrialized and built their infrastructu......................

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