General Media

Noodle success for Japanese company spurs big agribusiness into organic farming

Hakubaku opened their organic noodle factory in Ballarat nearly 20 years ago because CEO Ryuji Nakamura said they wanted to be close to the best quality organic wheat. A shortage of organic wheat in recent years led to a supply partnership with Kilter Rural who manage over $200m in farmland and water assets in northern […]

by admin • December 15, 2017
Investment Media

H2O Flow – The Australian water market

One of the few super funds to invest in water, VicSuper, has been accruing entitlements for close to a decade, initially investing in land in southern Victoria. Its chief executive Michael Dundon told INTHEBLACK that agriculture was the lure, but that the land came with water entitlements, which proved to be increasingly attractive over time. […]

by admin • November 21, 2017
Investment Media Water Investment

Water leasing helps irrigators and investors

The Murray-Darling basin is one of the most secure irrigation systems in the world, and water leasing has a major role to play, especially in the light of climate change. Kilter Rural, who manage more than $214 million of water, farmland and ecosystem assets, lease water entitlements, for between three to five years to irrigators […]

by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
General Investment Media

California seeks advice from Australia on water management

Despite recent rains, more than half of California remains in drought and there is an urgent need to make changes to how water is managed. With Australia regarded as a leader in water management, three industry delegations from California have visited Australia over the past 18 months to meet with farmers and public policy experts […]

by admin • January 30, 2017
Farmland Investment Investment Media

Agricultural alchemy

Kilter Rural CEO Cullen Gunn talks to Australian rural reporter Sue Neales about progress on the farmland since acquiring on behalf of VicSuper over 10 years ago.

by Kilter Rural • January 5, 2017
Investment Media Water Investment

Impact Investment

The rise of impact investing shows there is an increased appetite for aligning assets with values. The Australian Balanced Water Fund launched by NatureVest (managed by Kilter Rural) is the first impact investment-driven solution in Australia to use markets to balance the water needs of farmers, communities and nature. The impact investment movement encompasses investors […]

by admin • December 21, 2016
Investment Media Water Investment

Balancing demands on Australian water rights

The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund, managed by Kilter Rural, held a first close on A$27 million in November 2015, beating its $25 million minimum target for that close. The Nature Conservancy-backed fund returns water to wetlands in abundant years and ensures water to farms in drier years. Agri investor asked Kilter Rural water general […]

by Kilter Rural • November 13, 2016
Investment Media Seasonal Update Water Investment

Big names turning to impact investing

The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund (managed by Kilter Rural) has attracted a string of new and powerful investors as it moves to a raise an ultimate target of $100 million. The Australian reported National Australia Bank and the billionaire Besen family have joined forces to make the fund one of the most important […]

by admin • April 11, 2016
General Media

IQ2 debate: Should there be a price on nature?

Kilter Rural CEO Cullen Gunn was invited to take part in the prestigious IQ2 Debate Series

by Kilter Rural • July 15, 2015
Investment Media Water Investment

Alan Kohler’s Eureka Report

Alan Kohler talks to Kilter Rural CEO Cullen Gunn and Websters shareholder Chris Corrigan on the merits of investing in water.

by Kilter Rural • March 15, 2015