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The view on sustainable farmland investing

60 mins 1 CPD Hours

This webinar will provide further insight into one of Australia’s leading...

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The view on sustainable farmland investing

60 mins
1 CPD Hours

Webinar Investment

Following the strong performance of farmland through the COVID-19 pandemic, repeating the resilience characteristics observed through past economic cycles, our panel of farmland investment specialists will take a closer look at opportunities for institutional investment in agricultural assets.

This webinar will provide further insight into one of Australia’s leading export industries and its role in advancing positive natural capital outcomes as well as how farmland can be positioned in a diversified portfolio.

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Published Date: 26 March 2021

Speakers

Ryan Ramsey, Principal, StepStone

Mr. Ramsey is a Principal in StepStone’s Infrastructure and Real Assets team, and the lead for investments in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Ryan has been involved in the agriculture and timber sectors for over 15 years, including as an executive with Elders Limited in the strategy and corporate development team, and as a Specialist Advisor with KPMG Corporate Finance, before joining StepStone in 2016. Over the last 5 years Ryan has supported clients investing across the global agriculture sector including Australia, North America and Europe.


Skye Macpherson, CAIA, Head of Portfolio Management, Westchester Group Investment Management (UK)

From a rural background in Australia, Skye joined Westchester from Blackrock in London, where she was Director and Portfolio Manager in the Natural Resources Equity team, managing three strategies across eight portfolios with US$2.9bn of assets under management of which US$900m was agricultural exposure.

Prior to Blackrock, Skye spent 15 years at Colonial First State Asset Management, working for the firm in Sydney and London, during which time she was involved in the establishment and management of their global agribusiness equity product. Skye is a graduate of the University of New England, Armidale, NSW, where she gained a Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, specializing in Agribusiness.

Skye also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute Australia and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA”) charter holder.


Facilitator

Graeme Russell, Former Chief Executive Officer, Media Super

Graeme Russell has extensive experience in superannuation governance, management and investment.

Graeme was CEO of Media Super (2013-20) and First Super (2008-12), and previously an Independent Director of Media Super, TISS and JUST Super.

Graeme is currently the Chairperson of Innovation & Business Skills Australia (The IBSA Group).

He was previously Chief of Staff to a Victorian Minister, an industry and international partnerships executive at Melbourne and Monash Universities, Commercial Manager at the Trade Union Training Authority, CFO for STA Travel and CFO at a newspaper publisher.

Graeme was also a strategy consultant and Chartered Accountant in practice.

Graeme is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His community service includes Member of the Independent Panel on Best Practice Union Governance, Trustee of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, Foundation Chairperson of the Inner Metropolitan Regional Association of Councils and Councillor and Mayor of the City of Collingwood.


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