Veripath is pleased to announce the successful launch of its open-ended farmland partnership. Most farmland investment vehicles operate as closed ended funds. Veripath is one of a small number of pioneers using an open-ended approach to make its farmland investments. An open-ended fund give investors much greater flexibility over how long they want to deploy capital and after the contracted hold period they can simply redeem at the prevailing Net Asset Value.
There are a number of benefits to this approach including 1) the ability of investor to choose the duration that meets their portfolio construction requirements and is not dictated by an arbitrary close-ended wind-up date, 2) long duration and short duration investors can co-exist in the same fund 3) the fund can manage liquidity internally and ideally does not need to transact at the portfolio level reducing costs and cash deployment lags.
Veripath is a Canadian alternative investment firm. Members of Veripath’s management team have decades of farmland, private equity, and private credit investment experience and manage over 70,000 acres of Canadian row crop farmland. Veripath implements its farmland strategy in a way that seeks to preserve as far as possible farmland’s low-volatility return profile – the attribute that generates a material portion of Canadian farmland’s superior risk adjusted return profile. Veripath does this by seeking to minimize operational, weather, geographic and business-related risks – and capture the pure return from land appreciation. Canadian zero-till farmland portfolios may also be a useful addition to ESG driven mandates combining superior risk adjusted returns with environmental benefits. For more information on Veripath please feel free to register online at www.veripathfarmland.com or call 587-390-8267.
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