Agriculture is a stable sector that is virtually uncorrelated with the economic cycle and is very resilient in times of crisis.
Agriculture is profitable in the long term, mainly thanks to subsidies from national and European budgets and national efforts towards food self-sufficiency.
Agricultural land prices rise with inflation, offering investors protection even in times of high inflation.
Rising commodity prices have a positive impact on farm revenues and increase their profitability.
The founders have invested their own capital in the Fund in the form of two already successfully operating farms and are ready to further increase the investment in the future.
The Fund emphasises ecology and sustainability, in line with the European Union's objectives for the coming years.
Management of the Fund
Kateřina is the founder and CEO of Verdi Group. She has worked in finance for over 25 years, 13 of which were spent on Wall Street in New York and the City of London at major investment banks.
She is also the chairwoman of the board of Green Horizon Renewables, which has been investing in the renewable energy sector since 2013. The company has successfully built a portfolio of solar power plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and wind power plants in Finland, which it sold to BlackRock in 2021.
Anita is the founder and COO of Verdi Group. She focuses on the overall strategy of the company and its legal and compliance functions.
During her career, she worked as a Vice President in the legal and compliance department at Credit Suisse in London, New York, and Tokyo, where she focused predominantly on structured derivative products, securitisation, and OTC transactions.
Petr is the founder and editor-in-chief of the financial portal Investicniweb.cz. Previously, he was a dramaturg and presenter of Investorsky magazin on O2 TV and Petr Novotny's Byznys index on Seznam TV.
He has 12 years of experience as a stockbroker and private banker at Eastbrokers, Merrill Lynch, Citibank and HVB Bank. He is also the co-founder of the Czech Land Fund, which achieved a total net appreciation of up to 100% between 2014 and 2019.
Tomáš holds degrees in agriculture and economics from Mendel University in Brno and the Hochschule Anhalt Agricultural University in Germany.
He has 10 years of experience in the agricultural market of Central and Eastern Europe with extensive experience in the field of mechanisation in agriculture. In the past, he worked at the company Agrotec and subsequently at Fritzmeier, a German precision farming and primary production company.
Verdi SICAV a.s. Ovocný trh 1096/8, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1 Entry in the Trade Register: Municipal Court in Prague, reference number B 27284