Boyce director to speak at UK Agricultural summit

30 May 2011

Boyce Moree Director, Phil Alchin, will be a guest speaker at the 2011 Agricultural Investment Summit to be held in London in June. 

The event, now in its fourth year, brings together CEOs, investment managers and trustees from major pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies (amongst others) to discuss the unique investment opportunities presented by agriculture.

Key issues to be addressed at the conference include:

  • The global supply and demand outlook; 
  • Agriculture as an asset class—what return profile does agriculture offer investors? 
  • Farmland vs. futures vs. listed equity vs. private equity; 
  • Region by region farmland analysis; 
  • Commodities outlook—what will be the top performing agricultural and soft commodities over the next 12 months? 
  • How to invest sustainably in agriculture; 
  • Climate change and water scarcity—what impact will these factors have on the agricultural sector? 
  • The future of commodity trade markets—speculation or regulation? 

The conference boasts an impressive line-up of global thought leaders including David Hallam, Director of Trade and Markets—United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation and Tom Dorr, President and CEO—US Grains Council. 

As well, representatives from prominent investment organisations including Ken Van Heel, Global Director of Alternative Investments—Dow Chemical Company, and Jens Henrik Johansen, Portfolio Manager—PKA Pensionkassernes Administration (manager of $122 billion in Danish pension fund assets) will address the summit. 

Phil has been asked to present a session on “Direct investment in Australian agriculture—fundamentals for success”.

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