This episode on ‘Why farmland investment? Real assets in a time of uncertainty’ was produced by HNWI Private Limited.
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CEO, Milltrust International Group
Chairman, Milltrust Agricultural Investments
Mr. Simon Hopkins is a successful entrepreneur in the investment management industry with more than three decades of professional experience.
In 2011, Mr. Hopkins founded Milltrust International Group, an award-winning, FCA authorized investment platform. He also serves as founder and Chairman of Milltrust Agricultural Investments Ltd (MAI), leveraging a broad international network of leading local agricultural partners and offering institutional investors access to farmland portfolios diversified across geographies, climates, and crops. Besides that, he provides corporate advisory and undertakes capital raising activities for agricultural projects. MAI currently manages 16,000 hectares of farmland in Australia and New Zealand for UK local authority pension funds and family offices.
He founded the Fortune Group, an award-winning alternatives investment advisory and fund of hedge funds business, which became one of the UK's pre-eminent multi-asset advisory firms managing over USD 7 billion in 2006. It has clients in 24 countries and a focus on pension funds, charities, and endowments, as well as a number of the world's leading families. The firm was successfully sold to the UK-listed financial services group, Close Brothers Group PLC, in 2006, culminating in its full integration in January 2010.
Mr. Hopkins started his career at S.G. Warburg and UBS, subsequently holding senior roles at HSBC James Capel and Nomura International.
Mr. Hopkins was born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. His family was farming in the United Kingdom and Australia for three generations.
About farmland investment in general
What have been the financial impacts of COVID-19 on farmland investment so far?
From the portfolio construction perspective, what could be the impacts of having farmland in an investment portfolio?
About Milltrust's farmland fund
Farmland fund that has paid the income of 5%p.a.
What is the expected performance of the fund?
Can you give us a summary of your farmland fund?
Can you share with us the investment process of the fund?
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