Baring

La especulación se dispara

El creciente negocio del comercio alimentario desata el interés de las multinacionales, entidades financieras y, sobre todo, fondos de inversión especulativos que compran tierra en los países pobres.

Latin America: The fat of the land

Fertile soil and good water supply – but lagging development – present a compelling opportunity for agriculture investors, finds Stephanie Schwartz-Driver

Focus: Agriculture grows in stature

Agriculture opportunities are accessed through land purchase (for production of foodstuffs or, more recently, biofuels), through equity investments in companies associated with this theme or – as is the case for £143m Ceres Agriculture fund – through pure derivative strategies.