The Russian government has actively supported foreign investment in Siberian agriculture, making 1 million hectares of arable land in the Far Eastern Federal District available to foreign buyers
An American investment giant that manages multi-billion-dollar pension funds in the United States, Canada, and Sweden faces allegations that it has circumvented Brazilian laws on foreign acquisition of farmland
Le groupe financier américain a accumulé de nouvelles terres agricoles sur de vastes espaces, malgré la tentative du gouvernement brésilien en 2010 d’interdire réellement ce genre de transactions à grande échelle aux investisseurs étrangers.
- New York Times
17 Nov 2015
Une société new-yorkaise chargée de la gestion de l'épargne-retraite des travailleurs en Suède, aux États-Unis et au Canada se soustrait aux lois brésiliennes sur les investissements étrangers pour acquérir des terres agricoles
A New York company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the US and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from a businessman accused of violently displacing local communities.
TIAA-CREF has closed its second global agriculture fund, TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture II, on $3 billion, exceeding its $2.5 billion target. The fund had raised $1.7 billion by mid-June.
- Agri Investor
04 Aug 2015
Sweden’s AP2 and UK local authority funds are among the backers of a new $3bn global agriculture fund.
Swedish pension fund AP2 plans to conduct an external audit in response to criticism by Swedwatch for not disclosing the precise locations of its Brazilian farm holdings.
Swedish pension fund AP Fonden 2 has invested $750 million to TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture II, confirming rumours that the pension was one of three foreign investors contributing to the vehicle’s $1.4 billion fundraise.
Pension funds try to adopt a sustainability perspective when investing in farmland abroad, but there is not much consensus on what it means and how to measure it.
Global fund managers and some of the world's largest pension funds have bought more than $1.5 billion of agricultural land in Australia over the past three years.
- Stock Journal
18 Nov 2013
Sweden’s SEK227.3bn (€26.7bn) state buffer fund Andra AP-fonden (AP2) has been accused of a lack of transparency and snapping up cheap agricultural land in Brazil by campaign group Swedwatch. AP2 denies the allegations.
- Responsible Investor
22 Apr 2013