Since its formal launch in mid-2020, Calgary-based Veripath Farmland Partners (Veripath) has rapidly grown, today reaching approximately $170 million AUM across its portfolios. Veripath’s highly experienced team offers funds that incorporate two features that are unique for the Canadian market, Stephen Johnston, director, Veripath, told GAI
Canadian row-crop farmland investments have had Sharpe ratios materially higher than publicly traded equities and bonds over the last 30 years – meaning they produced much higher average returns over the risk-free rate per unit of total risk. See complete article at Global AgInvesting
Veripath in Agri Investor magazine “Veripath targets $250M fund size by year-end 2021. The Canadian farmland investment fund could reach $1bn within three years due to a combination of inflation and low financial market yields…” Click for full article on Agri Investor
Veripath director Stephen Johnston in Global AgInvesting “Based on what can only be described as the massive growth of the global money supply in the last 12 months, the apparent willingness of central bankers to continue to backstop unprecedented fiscal deficits, and a large contraction
Farmland called a hedge against stagflation. That was the situation in the 1970s, when a combination of weak economic growth and surging commodity prices left millions of people relatively poorer. One of the prices that surged was farmland, which soared in value during the decade.
“While Canadian farmland generally shares the behaviors of developed market farmland – consistent nominal and real rates of return, few drawdowns, portfolio diversifying effects, amongst others, there is another feature present in the Canadian market. It is one that is generally absent in other developed
Stephen Johnston, director of Veripath Partners, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss why retail investors should look to Canadian farmland as an investment against inflation. The firm is open ended and allows investors a flexible investment duration period. BNN Video
Retail and institutional investors are starting to consider farmland not just for superior Sharpe ratios but also as a form of portfolio inflation and even stagflation insurance. https://www.agriinvestor.com/stagflation-fears-drive-institutional-and-retail-farmland-demand-veripath/?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=agri_daily_paying_us%202020-11-19&utm_term=agri_daily_paying_us