Rural Funds Management Limited (RFM) is one of the oldest and most experienced agricultural fund managers in Australia.
Established in 1997, RFM manages approximately $1.2b of agricultural assets. This includes $972m of assets in four investment funds for which RFM is the responsible entity. Assets are located across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
RFM’s largest fund under management, the Rural Funds Group (RFF), is an ASX-listed real estate investment trust. RFF owns an $946m portfolio of diversified agricultural assets including almond and macadamia orchards, commercial-scale poultry farms, premium vineyards, water entitlements, cattle and cotton assets, all of which are leased to quality tenants.
RFM has a 22-year history and operates from a head office in Canberra, and offices in Sydney, regional New South Wales and Queensland. The company employs more than 140 staff in fund and asset management activities.
The RFM Board and Management have relevant knowledge and experience in the sectors in which the funds are invested, gained through managing and developing assets including water, poultry, almonds, macadamias, viticulture, cotton, rural infrastructure, cattle properties and livestock.