Investing or inflating? Pension funds and food

Taha Lokhandwala looks at whether schemes are pushing up food prices in the hunt for returns

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A report from the World Development Movement (WDM), a campaign to eradicate poverty and injustice, has accused pension funds of inflating food prices.

The publication, How our pensions fuel hunger, says investments in food and commodity markets by funds are purely long-term bets on rising prices. This exerts an upward pressure on food prices, significantly...

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