Amidst unprecedented market volatility, Westchester Group Investment Management, an investment specialist of Nuveen, explains why they believe farmland is a durable and consistent investment.
Financial markets are responding to the current limited visibility and uncertainty, both severely exacer- bated by the coronavirus pandemic, by retreating towards safe haven investments such as U.S. treasuries (where yields have declined below 1%), gold and certain currencies (e.g. the U.S. dollar). Even prior to coronavirus, farmland investment provided a compelling alternative to traditional asset classes. Farmland has a history of preserving capital in times of economic downturns, and is currently delivering annual income returns above government bond yields in developed countries.
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