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

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
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
Water Investment

Rabobank says free-flowing water markets sustain growth

According to Rabobank, unless public and private investments are made in better water management throughout the world, a 40 per cent global water deficit is expected by 2030.

by Kilter Rural • February 5, 2016
Water Investment

Kilter Water Fund Information Memorandum

The Kilter Water Fund was established in June 2014 and has generated annualised returns of 16% since inception to 30 June 2016.

by admin • December 15, 2015