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Gold Sponsors


Duxton Asset Management is a specialized asset management firm with a global focus based in Singapore. Duxton is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and manages over $600m of funds with approximately $350m in global agricultural investments. It has made, and manages, direct investments across four continents in Feed Manufacture, Grain and Milk Production amongst others. Duxton's philosophy is to invest with the best partners to create the lowest cost producer of an agricultural commodity.

Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management (MAFM), part of the Macquarie Group, owns and operates agricultural land on behalf of investors both via funds and direct mandates. MAFM currently manages assets across horticulture (almonds and grapes), sheep(for meat and wool), beef cattle, dairy, grains, and forestry. In total, Macquarie manages over 3 million hectares of land and has over AU $1.2 billion in investments and commitments.

Silver Sponsors

AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) provides real estate investment management services to investors worldwide. One of the world’s leading real estate investment advisors, AEW and its affiliates manage over $33billion of capital invested in $48 billion of property and securities in North America, Europe and Asia (as of June 30, 2011). AEW was named“2010 Real Estate Investment Manager of the Year” by Institutional Investor magazine.

Altima Partners is a $1.8 billion alternative investments adviser based in London and New York. Investing in agriculture worldwide is one of its key strengths. At the end of 2010, Altima funds had over $800 million at work in agriculture both in private equity and farmland, primarily in South America, Central Europe and Africa, as well as a global portfolio of listed companies and commodities.

Aquila Capital Green Assets with its managing partner Detlef Schoen provides asset allocation consulting & asset management services on a global basis – with particular focus on New Zealand & Australia and South America and a strong preference for pastoral farming. The company provides the full range of services from global score card analysis  to identify the most attractive sector/country  portfolio (sector/country combinations being for example  beef cattle Australia  versus dairy farming Chile versus sugar cane farming Brazil etc.) via farm selection and acquisition to farm operations monitoring and controlling to farm disposal.

Greenfield is New Zealand’s premier specialist manager of agricultural assets for institutional investors.  Established in 2005, Greenfield operates investment and asset management strategies focused on maximizing returns to scale and delivering annual cash returns from agricultural assets.  Greenfield offers investment products across NZ agriculture sectors, structured as funds or as managed direct investment providing exposure to red meat, dairy, land and horticulture markets.

 The Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG) is one of the largest institutional managers of agricultural real estate in the U.S. and the first U.S. based institutional farmland manager to offer our clients international investment options. HAIG manages $1.5 billion of agricultural real estate (as of 12/31/10) for institutional investors, including public and corporate pension funds and corporate taxable investors. HAIG oversees nearly 250,000 acres of prime U.S. farmland in major agricultural regions including California, the Midwest, the Mississippi Delta, the Pacific Northwest, the Southern Plains and the Southeast; 6,000 acres of farmland in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia and 1,000 acres of farmland in Quebec, Canada.

International Farming Corporation is an alternative investment firm that specializes in the agricultural sector. Our team includes professionals with PhD's in Agricultural Sciences, Certified Professional Agricultural Engineers, Certified Crop Advisers and Licensed Crop Consultants. Each is passionate about agriculture, investing in farmland, maximizing crop yields and increasing farm profits through progressive farming techniques and superior farm management. IFC and its affiliates were founded in 1871 and have over 139 years of continuous agricultural experience.  Our team has farmed in North America, South America, and Eastern Europe utilizing progressive farming techniques on an array of soil types. We have also been active in the agricultural community, leading national trade organizations such as the National Cotton Ginners Association and actively partnering with leading agricultural universities with a global reach to further progressive farming techniques.

Paine + Partners is a private equity firm that utilizes extensive industry experience in a disciplined and differentiated goal investment strategy to deliver superior risk-adjusted investment returns. Since its inception, it has enjoyed more than a decade of successful investments and partnerships in the agricultural, horticultural, food and protein industries, in leading companies such as Seminis, Advanta and Icicle Seafoods.

Bronze Sponsor

Monta Flora Agriculture is a sixth generation Australian family owned agribusiness producing premium wheat, barley, oilseeds, pulses, sheep and beef cattle with a tradition of innovation and sustainable productivity. The Monta Flora team has substantial experience, expertise and depth rarely found in a privately held farming operation.

Saltbush Capital Markets (Saltbush) provides corporate advisory and capital raising services in the Australian Agricultural Sector. Saltbush has raised >A$600mln for investment in the sector, and originated PrimeAg Australia Limited, an ASX listed leading grain and fibre producer in Australia. Saltbush has recently assisted PrimeAg in structuring an Australian Agricultural Fund and is in the process of raising $600mln for this fund, with committed capital raised of A$325mln.

Media Partners

Albourne Village, a virtual hedge fund community with over 80,000 active residents, is a free and independent website for anyone interested in alternative investments. It incorporates a virtual pub and library to exchange news, views and IP, a job centre, conference centre and school. The Village is also home to a vast number of established industry contacts.

Don't just join the Village, be the Village.

Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics

AlHuda Center of Islamic Banking and Islamic Economics (CIBE) is a recognized name in Islamic banking and finance Market for Advisory, trainings, publications and  research  over the last six years. The prime goal has always been to remain stick to the commitments and provide state-of-the-art Advisory Consultancy and Education through various well recognized modes viz. Campus programs, Distance learning programs, Trainings Workshops, Awareness Programs and Islamic Microfinance Products Development all side by side through our distinguished and generally acceptable and known Publications in Islamic Banking and Finance.

We are dedicated to serve the community as a unique institution providing trainings, Online education and consultancy in the field of Islamic Banking & Finance not only in Pakistan but all over the world. We have so far organized more than 300 trainings, 32 successful campus programs and training courses with numerous national and international students. AlHuda-CIBE is committed in developing a new generation of business leaders, managers, academicians & researchers in this field.

hedge fund research

BarclayHedge, a leading source for proprietary research in alternative investments since 1985, has provided services as a publisher, database and software provider, and industry consultant. Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices and 10 managed futures indices are utilized worldwide as performance benchmarks for hedge funds and managed futures.

CAIA association designation

Founded in 2002 by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets (CISDM), the CAIA Association provides the AI industry with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation, the global mark of distinction in alternative investments.

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Milltrust International Group is a global investment group of leading industry professionals focusing exclusively on providing investment management expertise across the Emerging Markets. Milltrust offers investors access to the developing world through a selection of high calibre investment managers and pre-screened private equity opportunities with a specific focus on agriculture, transport, energy,infrastructure, healthcare and retail.

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True Banking is a Bi-Monthly Magazine of AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics a renowned name of the Islamic banking and finance industry across the border. As AlHuda CIBE has always wondered to work for the promotion and development of Islamic banking and finance through its numerous strains and strands so True Banking is also one of the major modes of diffusion of the accurate knowledge in the bulk. The aim of 'True Banking' is to spread the enormous knowledge of Islamic banking and to let people know about the increasing demand of Islamic banking, its core elements and modes and about how it is rightly serving the people to alleviate the society through its unshakeable pillars of Riba free banking. From its inception, it has rightly targeted its readers to induce accurate knowledge, benefits of Islamic banking and the advantages of Islamic banking over conventional banking.

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