The fundamentals of global agriculture are compelling. A growing world population, improving diets in the developing world and new demand creation for biomass feed stocks used for alternative fuel/industrial applications are expected to continue driving demand. To meet this demand, even after taking into account projected productivity improvements, would require the addition of more arable farmland than can be sustainably (economic-social-environmental) brought into production globally. This is likely to result in continued rising crop price levels and drive profitability and valuations across the value chain over the coming decade and beyond.
Developing an agricultural investment program is a complex undertaking. There are a wide range of investment opportunities that require a deep and nuanced understanding of the industry to properly evaluate. End investors face a myriad of choices about where and how to invest, and the equally important task of identifying and evaluating the best managers.
Global AgInvesting℠ Asia 2011 will build off of the recent success of our flagship event, Global AgInvesting℠ 2011 that was held in New York in early May.
This event attracted over 600 attendees representing over:
• $3.5 trillion in aggregated institutional assets managed by attending institutional investors;
• 25 million acres under cultivation by attending companies and
• $12.5 billion of farmland assets managed by attending fund managers
Global AgInvesting℠ Asia 2011 will help end investors understand different strategies and different risk/reward exposures that are being pursued by fund managers within the ag space. They will hear from fund managers about the challenges and opportunities presented by different geographies and operating strategies across illiquid investment vehicles (farmland, infrastructure and ag private equity), as well as liquid investment alternatives such as ag-focused hedge funds, ag public equities and ag commodities.
End investors interested in developing a deeper understanding of the compelling fundamentals driving the ag sector can hear from leading analysts, academics and economists at the Short Course in Ag Fundamentals which begins on Monday 05 December at 13:30-17:00h.
Wed, 22/07/2015 - 19:52
The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into European law in 2013 was part of a series of moves towards greater regulatory oversight of the hedge fund industry in recent years. In our survey, we asked hedge fund managers for their views on the effect of these new regulations on the industry as well as their expectations about the impact of the AIFMD on their firm over the next 12 months, the results of which are analyzed in this extract from the Preqin Special Report: AIFMD in the Hedge Fund Industry – 2015 Update. ... »
Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »