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Brazil makes it easier for foreigners to buy farmland again

The chairmanship of the Agriculture Caucus in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies  aims to turn back the clock on the rules concerning foreign ownership of his country’s farmland. Five years ago, Brazil’s Attorney General Office issued a new interpretation of an old, business-friendly rule that made it harder for foreign companies to buy the country’s…

Irradiated and Modified: Foods of the Future Reach the Supermarkets

New food products created with artificial intelligence and or processed to last longer are arriving in the Argentine supermarkets; The question is who will bear the extra cost of marketing. Mayonnaise without eggs, milk, and yogurt but made with vegetables, meat irradiated long life, are some of the foods that will be seen in Argentine supermarkets…

Are Performance Fees Fair for Syndicate Investors?

The Argument Against Performance Fees If fund managers and syndicate managers do not outperform their benchmark, they continue to get their standard fee, even if they have to forego their performance fee. We like performance but we do not like performance fees. There are fund managers, who charge a fee for management, but then on top of that, they charge…

Looking at Agriculture as an asset class

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Agriculture is one of the oldest asset classes in the world, time tested and proven to weather economic uncertainty. Within agriculture, farmland has historically proven itself as a tangible, stable storage of wealth, appreciating approximately 3.5 percent annually over the last 30 years. A Global Farmland Index recently developed by Savills World Research, an index…

IMF sees Brazil and Argentina helping to pull Latin America out of recession

The International Monetary Fund offered an encouraging outlook for Brazil´s growth in 2018 since the intense political uncertainty is yielding, monetary policy easing and progress on the government’s economic reform agenda should help the country pull out of its worst recession in a century. Brazil will grow 1.7% in 2018, compared…

Understanding the Investment profile in Latin America – opportunities abound

Latin America’s biggest investment fund focused exclusively on the region has a message. “If you are seeking returns, go LatAm,” Javier Montero (pictured below), a fund manager with Moneda Asset Management SA, said in an interview at the company’s headquarters in Santiago, Chile. Moneda, with US$6.5 billion under…

Competition versus Cooperation and low-cost flights to South America

A New Opportunity for the Commercial and Vacation Traveler from the Oceania Air Hub to South America “Competition is always a good thing, it forces us to do our best while a monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity,” the US writer Nancy Pearcey once said. In Pearcey’s view on the matter, the low-cost airlines…