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End of the Family Farm?

End of the family farm?BY ANDREW MARSHALL24 Feb, 2012 04:20 AM A BIG shift to corporate-style agriculture is emerging on Australian farms because the nation's army of baby boomer farmers can't convince enough of their offspring to take over their family enterprises. While overall prospects for Australian agribusiness haven't looked brighter for a decade, lacklustre interest from the Generation X and Y age groups is likely to leave our ageing farm owners with little option than to sell to an expanding base of outside investors (including foreign groups) or big corporate-like family ventures. By

Institutional Investors to 'Increase Exposure to Emerging Markets'

Fund managers expect emerging market debt and equity to be the key growth areas for institutional investment over the next 18 months, according to Aon Hewitt.

A survey of 120 fund managers carried out by the consultancy found that 50% expect their institutional clients’ portfolios to allocate more of their assets to emerging market equity. At the same time, 40% of those surveyed expect investment in emerging market debt to increase.