Sarasin Launches Ag. Fund

Mar 21 2008 | 11:26am ET

Not deterred by the recent slide in commodities, London-based Sarasin & Partners is launching a new fund investing in a diversified portfolio of agriculture and ag-related sectors.

Rather than focus on gaining simply from the recent significant short-term increases in agricultural commodity prices, the Sarasin Agrisar Fund will take a longer view by investing in land (via real estate investment trusts) and equities and commodities (via exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded commodities).

Henry Boucher, the fund’s portfolio manager, said, “The best way to play the compelling demand/supply characteristics of agriculture is not simply through speculation in commodity prices or buying illiquid land, but rather via building a portfolio of long-run investments that will benefit from a prolonged uptrend.”


In Depth

bfinance: Fees Falling Across Asset Classes, Yet Overall Investor Costs Still Climbing

May 16 2017 | 9:53pm ET

Despite unprecedented attention on fees, new research from investment consultancy...

Lifestyle

Aston Martin Returns To Debt Market As DB11 Drives Turnaround

Mar 31 2017 | 5:21pm ET

James Bond’s preferred carmaker is returning to the public debt markets for the...

Guest Contributor

Risk-Based Compliance: Why Oversight Of Outsourcing Is Critical

May 10 2017 | 7:02pm ET

Compliance is notoriously one of the trickiest middle office functions for funds...

 

From the current issue of