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.