|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.
|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 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