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Super funds finally get a taste for agriculture

The Australian, 29 Mar 2017: Local superannuation funds are waking up to the potential of Australia’s powerhouse agricultural sector following the flood of investment from overseas pension funds, sovereign wealth capital and foreign investors into farming over the past five years. VicSuper is one of the few funds openly committed to agriculture, after investing $180m […]


by admin • March 29, 2017
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Future Farming Landscapes in 1 minute

Here’s a quick overview in images of our Future Farming Landscapes investment, all in just 1 minute!


by Kilter Rural • March 27, 2017
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Investment and environment can be complimentary

According to Kilter Rural CEO, Cullen Gunn, there is a lack of policy around ecosystem markets. “Getting paid for producing improvements in ecological condition hasn’t happened yet” Gunn says. “There is a great deal of irrigation land which is underutilised or undercapitalised, and could be dealt with in a much more sustainable way.” Kilter Rural’s […]


by Kilter Rural • March 17, 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
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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
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Australians buying back the farm

Just 0.3 per cent of the $1.2 trillion held in Australian super is invested in agriculture. Australian fund managers typically claim that annual returns are too low and variable, and the assets too illiquid, to make buying farms worthwhile. VicSuper chief executive Michael Dundon, who has $175m of the fund’s $16bn invested in rural land […]


by admin • January 6, 2017
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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