Invest in prime agricultural assets that return 10+% p.a.
The Australian agricultural sector offers a key diversifier for investors seeking sustainable and long-term income and capital returns.
Growth Farms recognises that farmland when well managed and held over long periods of time, has proven to be a unique asset class that has delivered superior returns with relatively less risk and low correlation to traditional asset classes adding overall diversification to most portfolios. Investors globally can access Australian agriculture assets through a range of Growth Farms investment opportunities from tailored portfolio construction to complete end to end management solutions.
There are two models available to investors – active (buy and operate) or passive (buy and lease)
Buy and Operate
- Opportunities to change use, develop and improve productivity
- Higher return on land due to infrastructure development
- More volatile due to direct exposure to operational risks
Buy and Lease
- Assets are leased to third-party operators
- Offers stable cash returns with lower risk
- Portfolio and tenants are managed by Growth Farms
Separately Managed Accounts
The separately managed account (SMA) option provides high-net-worth investors with a superior level of customisation. It is designed for those seeking income and capital growth from diversified investments.
Institutional investors, with the assistance of Growth Farms, can buy high-quality and diverse Australian agricultural assets.
The focus is sustainable income and capital growth along with diversification across livestock, irrigated and dryland crops. The income and growth targets are delivered with moderate levels of volatility compared to other asset classes such as direct equities.
These notes have been put together to support the conversation around investing in agriculture and sustainability. The starting point is productivity given that it underpins the ability of the sector to thrive.
Investors voted to wind up the fund due to the rise in farmland values since its launch, which have compressed rental yields and offer a chance to secure strong exit prices now.
Growth Farms’ focus on sustainability has led to outstanding results on the Victorian-based Warrong property we manage.