NEWS & INSIGHTS
Riparian examines the investment resilience of farmland over the longer term and the performance of the farmland sector over a three-year period (2019 to 2022) in which inflation reached a 32-year high.
The Riparian white paper takes a closer look at trends in Australian real assets and finds that farmland, like Australian CBD office, CBD retail and industrial real estate, has seen a steady decline in the average cap rate since early 2015. However, the spread to the 10-year treasury rate has generally remained constant.
2022 Applications for The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust Women in Water Leadership program are now open
The program offers a bespoke approach to women’s leadership – by offering women in the water and environmental management sector the time and space to learn, share and reflect on the challenges faced by the industry. Riparian Capital Partners and the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation are proud supporters of the Women in Water program.
This Riparian research paper explores the on-going impact of Covid-19 disruptions on the Agriculture sector and notes the food and agriculture sector did not entirely escape the impact of COVID-19. However, household food expenditure, agricultural commodity prices and agricultural trade performed well during 2020 providing a foundation for continuing a history of resilience across the sector.
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) was asked in 2019 to review and recommend options to enhance markets for tradeable water rights, including options to enhance their operations, transparency, regulation, competitiveness and efficiency. The final report, released on Friday 26th March 2021, draws upon analysis of comprehensive water market data from 2012 onwards, and the views of a broad range of people with interests in the use and trade of water in the Basin. Riparian is supportive of the recommendations which are summarised in this paper.
White Paper (November 2020) – Why we should be optimistic about the future of Australian agricultural exports to Asia
This Riparian white paper considers the recent uptick in geopolitical tensions between China and Australia which have raised concerns that Australia’s current level of agricultural exports to Asia may not be sustainable. While China is an important market for Australian agriculture, we expect there is more than a reasonable chance that Asian exports ex-China outpace China growth over the next decade.
The recent collaboration of 15 Asian-Pacific nations to agree the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) only further supports this argument.
In this short video, Riparian Associate Partner Matthew Houlahan discusses the impacts of previous La Nina events on water markets, and how the team navigates through various weather patterns and builds a robust portfolio of water entitlements.
Watch Michael Blakeney present at the Pinnacle Virtual Summit, held on Thursday 17th September, 2020.
Watch Nick Waters present at the Pinnacle Virtual Summit, held on Monday 14th September, 2020.
A short interview with Riparian’s Managing Partner and Chair Michael Blakeney on why water is an attractive alternative investment right now, discussing the uncorrelated nature and resilience of the asset class during COVID-19, as well as topical questions from the implications surrounding trade with China and the ACCC report.
Riparian respects and acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country. We recognise their continuous connection to the lands, waters and skies across Australia and express our sincere gratitude to the peoples on whose land we work.