Farmland: Yield-starved investors go back to the land

Research published by alternative investment manager Aquila Capital in December 2013 showed that 23% of institutional investors are looking to increase their exposure to farmland over the next 12 months and 11.4% are planning to increase it over the next five years.

Plenty of room for growth in neglected asset class; Good inflation hedge relatively uncorrelated to economic cycle Last year many yield-hungry institutional investors stretched their mandates to incorporate alternative assets such as infrastructure, real estate and direct lending. This year could be the one in which they focus on one of the least-developed asset classes available: farmland. Research published by alternative investment manager Aquila Capital in December showed that 23% of institutional investors are looking to increase their exposure to farmland over the next 12 months and 11.4% are planning to increase it over the next five years. Aquila manages a specialist fund investing in milk production in Australia..

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