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Dunaway Georgia

Farmland market hub

Nuveen Natural Capital builds diversified farmland portfolios with exposure to multiple geographies and crop types to mitigate risk. Our team utilizes in-house research and data, as well as reliable market sources to manage our global portfolio. Review our data, news and analysis to stay informed on farmland returns, agricultural commodity prices, research and recent market events.

Historical U.S. Farmland Returns

The NCREIF total return index is a quarterly time series composite return measuring the performance of a large pool of individual farmland properties acquired in the private market for investment purposes only. The chart below provides the historical performance of farmland investments.

NCREIF chart

Please note, it is not possible to invest directly in an index. Performance data shown represents past performance and does not predict or guarantee future results. Investing involves risk; principal loss is possible.

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Important information on risk

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. All investments carry a certain degree of risk, including the possible loss of principal, and there is no assurance that an investment will provide positive performance over any period of time. Certain products and services may not be available to all entities or persons. There is no guarantee that investment objectives will be achieved.

Investors should be aware that alternative investments are speculative, subject to substantial risks including the risks associated with limited liquidity, the potential use of leverage, potential short sales and concentrated investments and may involve complex tax structures and investment strategies. Alternative investments may be illiquid, there may be no liquid secondary market or ready purchasers for such securities, they may not be required to provide periodic pricing or valuation information to investors, there may be delays in distributing tax information to investors, they are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as other types of pooled investment vehicles, and they may be subject to high fees and expenses, which will reduce profits.

Farmland investments are less developed, more illiquid, and less transparent compared to traditional asset classes. Farmland investments will be subject to risks generally associated with the ownership of real estate-related assets, including changes in economic conditions, environmental risks, the cost of and ability to obtain insurance, and risks related to leasing of properties. 

Responsible investing incorporates Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors that may affect exposure to issuers, sectors, industries, limiting the type and number of investment opportunities available, which could result in excluding investments that perform well.

Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss.

This information does not constitute investment research as defined under MiFID.

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