Agriculture

Strategy Overview

Investment Strategy

The strategy is dedicated to building a diversified global portfolio of assets, consisting primarily of farmland and generating stable, attractive returns over the long-term for investors. The strategy seeks to create unique partnerships with top-tier local operators and invests primarily in the row crop, permanent crop and animal protein sectors. The strategy is led by a team of highly experienced, industry-focused executives who have invested over US$6 billion in agriculture and forestry assets across 5 million acres of land on a global scale. The founding team has worked together for more than 10 years, including at one of Canada’s largest pension plans. There, they founded and led the Natural Resources group, which at the time of their departure was one of the largest investors in the asset class in the world.

Why Invest in this Strategy

  • Portfolio diversification farmland exhibits negative/low correlation with traditional asset classes and alternative asset classes
  • Historically demonstrated strong risk adjusted returns high Sharpe ratio over the last 20 years
  • Reliable Store of Value as principal asset is land
  • Inflation hedge
  • Positive long term secular trends; population growth, rising incomes and urbanization in developing countries; westernization of diets leading to increased demand for farmland and a concurrent decline in arable land per person
  • Attractive cash yield from crop production

Disclaimer

The information provided herein does not constitute investment advice and it should not be relied on as such. It should not be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security. It does not take into account any investor’s particular investment objectives, strategies, tax status or investment horizon. There is no representation or warranty as to the current accuracy of, nor liability for, decisions based on such information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Information pertaining to Fiera pooled funds is not to be construed as a public offering of securities in any jurisdictions of Canada. The offering of units of Fiera pooled fund is made pursuant to the fund’s Trust Agreement and only to those investors in jurisdictions of Canada who meet certain eligibility or minimum purchase requirements. Important information about Fiera pooled funds, including a statement of the fund’s investment objective, is contained in its Trust Agreement, a copy of which may be obtained from Fiera Capital Corporation. Unit values and investment returns will fluctuate. Please read the Trust Agreement of the pooled funds before investing. All performance data assume reinvestment of all distributions or dividends and do not take into account other charges or income taxes payable by any unitholder that would have reduced returns. Pooled funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated.