NHIM’S FIRST FUND, NHI#1, IS A DIRECT INVESTMENT VEHICLE FOR LAND BASED AGRICULTURAL EXPOSURE. INVESTORS GAIN GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY THROUGH INVESTMENTS IN MULTIPLE REGIONS AND PRODUCT DIVERSITY FROM LAND WHERE VARIOUS TYPES OF FARMING ENTERPRISES ARE RUN.
Acquisitions are guided by a proprietary model. This model considers rainfall, proximity to metropolitan centers, soil types, historical production capacity, water rights, potential utility from change of use, property size and farm infrastructure.
Land based investments will be made in farms where NHIM and NHAM have particular and demonstrable success. These include beef and cattle breeding and backgrounding, sheep breeding and wool growing, and broad acre cropping.
An investment in units in the fund will allow investors to gain capital appreciation from well selected parcels or land, while benefiting from a yearly operating yield. Investments should be seen as medium to long term holds, with a time frame of between 7-10 years.
The funds land assets are managed by the internal Agricultural Operating Company; New Harvest Agricultural Management (NHAM). This is a pastoral company with extensive background in cropping, cattle, sheep breeding and wool growing industries. The firm is overseen by Steven Francis, who has extensive operational expertise coupled with demonstrable experience and success in asset acquisition and pipeline construction.
Regional managers report to Steve who themselves further oversee actual farm managers and enterprises. An analysis of past returns show that this corporate approach to asset management can provide a superior return compared to a disintegrated/ small holding model.
The Manager strongly believes that the consistent and diligent implementation of its core strategy will deliver superior long term return to the Fund and the Investors
NHIM aims to provide superior risk adjusted returns to our investors via diversity of geographic locations, climatic regions commodity sectors combined with a corporate approach to scale and efficiencies.
Australia has the most advanced legislative environment for the trading of Permanent Water Rights (PWR) and for the trading of allocations. Aside from being a worthwhile asset class in its own right – NHIM believes that Owning PWR is imperative as a cyclical hedge to dry conditions.