Global AgInvesting Asia Promises Comprehensive Look at Investing in the $2.52 Trillion Global Agricultural Production and Trade Industry

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Global AgInvesting Asia will bring together leading investors, fund operators and industry experts to engage in an in-depth and comprehensive discussion on the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture, here in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel from Dec. 5 through 7.

Capitalizing on growing investment opportunities in the $2.52 trillion global agricultural production and trade industry, Global AgInvesting (SM) Asia will bring together leading investors, fund operators and industry experts to engage in an in-depth and comprehensive discussion on the opportunities and challenges of investing in agriculture, here at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel from Dec. 5 through 7.

Representatives from leading global institutional investors, fund managers, academics, policymakers, NGOs and industry experts will join host HighQuest Partners, a top strategy advisory firm to companies in the global food, agribusiness and biofuels sector for over a decade. The company also is a leading provider of advice to the financial community on understanding the fundamental drivers of global agriculture and how to develop customized strategies that will maximize their risk/reward exposures within the ag space.

“Developing an agricultural investment program presents a complex and challenging undertaking, as well as a deep and nuanced understanding of the industry,” said Philippe de Lapérouse, Chairman of Global AgInvesting, and Managing Director of HighQuest Partners. “Global AgInvestingSM Asia aims to provide the tools to help the end investor navigate through the myriad of choices, including where and how to invest, and how to evaluate and select the best managers in this increasingly important institutional investment asset class that is expected to more than double in the next three to five years.”

Conference attendees wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the compelling fundamentals driving the ag sector have the opportunity to attend a short course in ag fundamentals, taught by leading analysts, academics and economists on the afternoon of December 5. The two-day conference proceedings, which begin on the morning of December 5, will include panel discussions on responsible investment, illiquid vs. liquid ag investment styles, palm oil production investments and worldwide farmland conditions that will provide a broad base of understanding of the ag sector.

Other topics addressed at Global AgInvestingSM Asia, a complement to the flagship Global AgInvesting conference held in New York in early spring, will examine the ability of real ag assets to provide a hedge against inflation, and returns that are uncorrelated with the public markets.

In addition, other conference discussions will review the current conditions in ag markets that will lead to improved profitability and enhanced valuation across many sectors of the agricultural value chain over the coming decade and beyond.

Global AgInvesting is the premier conference series worldwide for investors and managers investing in farmland and other illiquid agriculture strategies, and includes three yearly conferences in the U.S, Asia and Europe. For more information about the conference series, please visit http://www.globalaginvesting.com.

ABOUT HIGHQUEST

HighQuest Partners, headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts, with offices in St. Louis, Missouri, is a globally recognized strategic advisory and management consulting firm that works with leadership teams and investors committing capital to the global food, agribusiness and biofuels sectors to make informed decisions regarding strategy, investments, mergers & acquisitions, and governance issues.

Founded in 2000, the firm has completed over 250 engagements for leading companies around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.highquestpartners.com.

ABOUT SOYATECH

Soyatech (http://www.soyatech.com), a subsidiary of HighQuest Partners, is a global media, marketing and event company. Through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely used internet platform, Soyatech helps companies and investors active in the food, oilseed, agribusiness, and agri-transportation sectors to assess and develop market opportunities in the global oilseed and grains sector.

Founded in 1985, Soyatech publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading information resource covering oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter (in free daily and weekly editions - http://www.soyatech.com/soya_oilseed_news.htm), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are used by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week.

Soyatech, in collaboration with HighQuest Partners, organizes the annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit, a conference and trade show for the global agricultural commodity trade.

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