The investment team and its principals, as former employees of the Deutsche Bank Group, began developing and executing its agricultural and alternative assets strategy.
Founded in 2009 following a spin-out from Deutsche Bank, Duxton Asset Management was established as an alternative asset management firm focusing on specialist investment opportunities for institutional, semi-institutional and high net-worth investors.
The Duxton Group is majority owned by employees of the company.
Duxton Capital Advisors GmbH was incorporated in March 2012 and provides advisory services to Duxton on structuring of products for its clients in Europe and the MENA region.
Duxton Capital (Australia) was established in June 2013 as the Australian arm of the Duxton Group, providing bespoke investment solutions and services to the requirements of Duxton‘s target clients in Australia and New Zealand.
Duxton Capital (Australia) received its AFSL in February 2014.
Duxton expanded its service offerings into bespoke agricultural advisory services.
Duxton expanded its service offerings to include a series of Australian domiciled private companies for family offices investing into specific single commodity opportunities.
Duxton Capital (Australia)’s AFSL was amended to allow Duxton to deal in financial products in Australia.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched the first pure water stock on the ASX via an IPO.
Scott Jaffray announced as an equity partner in
the Duxton Group and CIO.
Duxton Capital (Australia) successfully launched the Duxton Broadacre Farm stock
on the ASX via an IPO.
Duxton Capital (Australia) awarded first Australian institutional mandate.
Us, ours, we. That is what we stand for. In this firm, our clients come first, our staff come second, and the business does very well out of that.~ Ed Peter, Chairman
Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Asset Management (Asia Pac)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Head of Asian and Emerging Market Equities, Deutsche Bank• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Head of Global Equities (Asia and Australia), Deutsche Bank
COO, Complex Asset Investments and Singapore Operations, Deutsche Asset Management (Asia Pac)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Director of Operations, Deutsche Asset Management
Managing Director and CIO of Deutsche Asset Management (Asia Pac)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Board Director of Pictet Asset Management (UK)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Head of European Equity AVIVA plc
Financial Analyst, Bank Vontobel (Switzerland)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Financial Analyst, Deutsche Bank (France)• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Consultant and Actuary, Watson Wyatt (USA)
Duxton aims to derive benefit for investors, in terms of both capital growth and a steady yield, through the systematic shift in soft commodity prices, and through investment in farmland and on-farm efficiency measures.
Duxton differs from many other investors in its approach to agriculture. The central premise to its investing is keeping low gearing in its projects, as well as diversification across geographies, commodities, farm management styles and investment time horizons.
Duxton then works with its managers to add value through optimising farming systems, efficient human capital, increasing yield through the latest farm technologies, adopting large-scale production systems to realise economies-of-scale and by forging strong relationships with local end-users to develop direct customer relationships.
Duxton Water Limited is Australia’s only listed vehicle providing investors with direct exposure to the Australian water market.
Through ownership and active management of a diversified portfolio of water assets, Duxton Water provides irrigators with a range of water supply solutions and resource risk management tools.
Structural shifts in productive demand for water, combined with the cap on supply, suggests water entitlements may experience further appreciation in value.
With the active management approach taken by Duxton Water, the company expects to provide investors with a bi-annual dividend and exposure to capital growth through the appreciation in value of the underlying water assets.
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