- AgriSar invests in the equity of companies operating in the food and agricultural value chain
- Invests in 50 to 70 stocks out of a potential universe of around 700
- AgriSar is managed in line with Sarasin & Partners’ thematic investment process which targets early identification of companies from across the world that are outstanding beneficiaries of change, and will consequently be re-rated and outperform the market
The AgriSar fund invests in companies operating in the food and agricultural value chain. The spectrum of investable stocks stretches from land owners and agricultural inputs at one end to food retailers and restaurants at the other. AgriSar does not seek to invest in the short term fluctuations of crop prices but rather in the long term requirement to increase the volume of food available to the consumer.
Henry Boucher - Fund Manager and Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Henry started his career in finance in 1983. Specialising in asset allocation and equity fund management, he has managed a wide variety of funds, including unit trusts, pensions, life funds and charities. He is also a co-author of the Sarasin Compendium of Investment for Charities, a reference book for trustees published annually, which covers all the major asset classes and is designed to put investment trends in a longer-term context.
Mark Whitehead - Fund Manager
Mark started his career in the City in 1999, he worked as a stockbroker with Gerrard Group. Mark joined Sarasin in February 2001 to assist the private client department and moved over to the Global Balanced and Absolute Return team in March 2005, becoming Fund Manager of Sarasin International Equity Income Fund in September 2007. He is a member of the Securities Institute and an SFA Securities and Derivative representative.
Ed Bailey - AgriSar Analyst
Ed provides research coverage for companies in the global food and agricultural space with a focus on the AgriSar fund. He has been in this role at Sarasin now for over 3 years. Prior to this, he spent 2 years in the equity sales team at Goldman Sachs following his graduation from Durham University with a BSC in Zoology. He has a CFA Level III Certificate.
Ethical screens and 'informal screens'
At Sarasin & Partners we believe that there are a number of factors and practices that inhibit the ability of the food and agriculture industry to feed the world sustainably. As investors, we feel we must consider the long term viability of companies operating in an unsustainable manner and the potential impact of likely future legislation. In our investment process we consider the nature of the environmental and social issues we consider the most pressing, some of the relevant initiatives that already exist, and the potential impact on portfolio construction and performance.
Top Ten holdings
- Yum brands inc4.10%
- Syngenta ag3.90%
- Dairy farm international hldgs3.70%
- Universal robina corp3.40%
- Petra foods limited3.30%
- Charoen pokphand enterprises3.20%
- Uralkali jsc3.10%
- Agco corp3.00%
- Potash corp of saskatchewan inc,3.00%
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Asset class: Equity
Launch date: 31 March 2008
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