Farmland: An Increasingly Popular Alternative Investment
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
A new report from Prequin found that more investors are buying agricultural/farmland assets to diversify portfolios and profit from the growing global demand for food.
“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”
Mark Twain’s advice isn’t lost on the growing number of institutional investors scouring the earth for new opportunities. According to a new study by Preqin, these investors “seek to diversify their portfolios and position themselves to take advantage of growing demand for food arising from global population growth and increased consumption by the emerging middle classes in developing countries.
They’re investing in farmland, agricultural business and AgTech (agricultural technology) as a way to gain exposure to these demographic changes.
The Prequin report, released in mid-September, found that: