Northstar Capital Partners, LLC, envisions chartering and capitalizing a limited purpose bank, called Northstar Agro-Bank. The sole purpose of the Bank is to assist in the development of the agricultural industry in the Southern Cone countries of South America associated with Mercosur. Northstar Agro-Bank will be created to focus primarily on assisting rural communities by partnering with the growers in such communities.
A key component of the Bank’s financial dealings with the rural growers is the introduction of futures contracts for the growers’ commodities into the international financial and commodities markets. The sale and monetization of these future contracts will bring long term financial stability to the growers and the Bank.
The Bank will not focus only on the financial aspects of the services it will provide to its customers and clients, but will also expend significant resources to educate the rural growers in the application of systematic production and management modules. These modules will be designed to assist growers in enhancing their short and long term productivity.
One of the most dire and immediate problems faced by rural communities today is the lack of funding and investment support. As a result, many rural growers are increasingly susceptible and exposed to unfair practices or are simply financially ignored and unattended. It is Northstar’s belief that the Bank and its affiliates will provide the leadership needed to overcome the lack of financial services available to rural agricultural communities and also be a significant resource for rural growers in promoting sustainable farming and environmentally friendly practices.
By bringing the financial, technological and teaching resources together, the Bank will truly become a partner with the rural growers and enable the growers to protect and grow their immediate and long term financial welfare and increase crop production and land management efficiencies in an environmentally sustainable manner.
Northstar Agro-Bank proposes to achieve its objectives through the integration of financial, technical and teaching resources to promote the financial health, technical abilities and sustainable, environmentally friendly efficiencies of rural agricultural growers in the Southern Cone Counties of South America associated with Mercosur.
The Bank and its affiliates will introduce and promote futures contracts for the growers’ commodities in the international futures and commodities markets, thereby providing a reliable source of long term funding for the development and expansion of the grower’s operations. The Bank and its affiliates will introduce and promote scientific research into pest control, crop rotation, fertilization, irrigation, land management and related areas to increase crop yield, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce the use of environmentally harmful pesticides and promote the continual regeneration of the land.
Northstar Agro-Bank will practice a brand of banking and community support that will fit seamlessly into the rural communities it serves and bring these communities into the world economy. The Bank will achieve these goals by implementing the following practices:
Integrating Northstar Agro-Bank into the international banking network means that in addition to managing its traditional banking affairs in the communities it serves, the Bank will also enjoy the privilege of serving as a financial intermediary between its Mercosur-based constituents and the international financial services industry. In furtherance of its long term funding activities, the Bank will become involved in the myriad investments and capitalization strategies offered by the vast international financial community and inter-banking network, all conducted and effected through experienced and specialized financial managers and dealers, such as:
Northstar Agro-Bank seeks to create and maintain a self-sustainable, highly productive, safe and strong market environment to best stimulate the growth of the rural communities served by the Bank, as well as provide a measure of financial protection to prevent any radical up and down swings in the local and global markets for commodities. We believe this can be achieved by establishing a solvent, liquid and globally interactive Bank serving the rural agricultural community. Key aspects of the Bank’s vision include:
As we have detailed above, the most important reason for the formation of Northstar Agro-Bank is to offer the rural producers and the rural communities access to the financial and technological resources enjoyed by their more urban counterparts. The Bank will attend to their banking and financial needs and ensure these rural producers and their communities a better and more productive future.
In addition, Northstar Agro-Bank will be a solvent and highly capable financial institution, fully capitalized and managed by Northstar Capital Partners, LLC who, through its consortium of affiliated entities and international financial institutions, will work tirelessly to achieve the financial, educational, social and environmental milestones outlined herein. The union of the rural communities and the Northstar Agro-Bank will enable and promote the dynamic and sustainable financial and economic development of the rural communities, bring cutting edge technological developments for increasing crop yield, growing techniques and environmentally friendly pest control, and serve as a long term partner with these communities and their participation in the international markets.
In a not too distant future, we envision that the rural communities will have a profound effect and positive impact on the economy of their own nation and the Mercosur Region as a whole.