|04 Aug 2015||
AP2, EAPF back $3bn TIAA-CREF global agriculture fund
Sweden’s AP2 and UK local authority funds are among the backers of a new $3bn global agriculture fund.
|09 Sep 2020||
Orange County redeems investment from UBS AgriVest Farmland Fund
The pension fund is reducing its allocation to real assets from 22% to 17% as it moves its agriculture allocation to zero.
|13 Apr 2021||
Australia: Unnamed European pension fund backs Warakirri farmland fund
An unnamed European pension fund has become the cornerstone investor in the just-launched, close-ended Warakirri Farmland Fund, which aims to raise up to €320m in equity.
|22 Jun 2020||
European pension funds back Stafford’s latest Australia farmland fund
London-based Stafford Capital Partners has raised €12m from three European pension funds towards its soon-to-be-launched follow-up to its Australian farmland fund.
|13 Feb 2013||
Swedish buffer fund AP2 seeks to grow timber, agricultural portfolio
Sweden's second buffer fund hopes to increase its agricultural and timberland investments beyond the current 10% strategic benchmark for real estate, the fund's chief investment strategist has told IPE
|09 Mar 2012||
Land-grabbing claims complicate agricultural investment, says BT scheme
The BT Pension Scheme has acknowledged that investing in agriculture land was a "real challenge" due to concerns over accusations of land grabbing.
|06 Apr 2021||
PostNL pension fund makes farmland allocation over returns, SDGs
A first €20m has already been invested in olive orchards in Portugal, with possible investments in Danish organic vegetable farming, American potatoes, barley and wheat as well as kiwi fruit in New Zealand.
|06 Apr 2020||
Agriculture: Rising liquidity
Large institutional investors are pouring capital into global agricultural markets, and Australia has been a key target.
|29 Sep 2017||
Virginia Retirement System awards $150m farmland separate account
It is the first time the US pension fund has awarded a separate account for the asset class, although in February it announced it was investing $125m in International Farming Corporation’s US Farming Realty Trust III.
|26 Apr 2016||
Denmark's AP Pension to invest in Romanian farmland
Denmark’s AP Pension is expanding its exposure to agricultural land in a proposed new deal to buy farmland in eastern Romania and lease it back to the Danish company operating farms on the land.
|15 May 2012||
Commitments to AP2 agriculture venture boosts assets to $2bn
Sweden's SEK216bn (€24bn) buffer fund AP2 and TIAA-CREF have increased commitments to an agricultural property company launched last year to $2bn (€1.6bn), attracting interest from several Canadian investors.
|02 Mar 2012||
Denmark's PKA rejects claims over 'land grabbing' in Africa
PKA has defended its investments in African agricultural land, denying they are ethically dubious or constitute "land grabbing".
|01 Jul 2010||
Pension funds – future farmers
Report on the growing popularity of farmland investment in the developing world for European pension funds
|04 Feb 2014||
Sustainability is key in farmland
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.
|28 May 2013||
ABP, PFZW to stick with controversial palm oil firm
Dutch pension funds say they will remain invested in Wilmar International due to their successful efforts to engage with the controversial palm-oil company accused by many of land grabbing
|14 Sep 2012||
Consultancies team up to launch agricultural investment project
"In the agri-business value chain, there are various investment opportunities for institutional investors that go beyond the heavily criticised investment strategies of land grab and commodity speculation."
|03 Jan 2012||
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
|03 Jan 2012||
Do you invest in frontier markets?
PensionDanmark's DKK 320 million (EUR 43 million) farmland investment will focus on agricultural production in Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda and Mozambique