Archer Daniels Midland, Continental Grain Plan Alts. Funds

May 2 2011 | 1:40pm ET

Two agribusiness giants are dipping their toes into alternative investments.

Archer Daniels Midland and Continental Grain have both launched funds making agricultural investments. The former's ADM Investor Services brokerage unit is readying a fund of commodity trading advisors, while the latter's Arlon Group has begun fundraising for agriculture-linked funds investing in commodities, private equity and stocks.


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