Agricultural funds up 9.5% in 2008

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Agcapita Farmland Investment Partnership | January 20, 2009

 

According to Barclay Hedge, agricultural funds were up 9.5% in 2008, while the S&P 500 index lost 36%

Agcapita is a Calgary based private equity firm that allows investors to gain direct exposure to a key part of the agriculture commodity bull market story - Canadian farmland. Agcapita manages the only RRSP eligible farmland fund in Canada and is part of a family of three funds with almost $100 million in assets under management.

Agcapita's investment team has over 40 years private equity and fund management experience and over $1 billion in total career transactions and previously managed a group of emerging market funds with almost C$500 million in assets for one of the largest banks in Europe.

Agcapita's advisory Board is composed of accomplished agriculture entrepreneurs and academics, high profile political figures and investment experts including the former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon. Ken Clarke and Jim Rogers, co-founder of Quantum Fund. Our members bring a deep knowledge of the factors driving agriculture and farmland values - including rapidly growing emerging economy food demand and inflation.
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