Steppes Alternatives plc is the holding company for an asset management business whose core focus is on managing assets connected to the natural resources industry. Steppes was named after the Eurasian Steppe, also called the Great Steppe or the steppes. The steppes has connected Eastern Europe, Central Asia, China, South Asia, and the Middle East economically, politically, and culturally through overland trade routes, most notably the Silk Road during antiquity and the Middle Ages, and the Eurasian Land Bridge in the modern era. Our focus, as a business is on taking advantage of the current economical climate in these regions, by building alternative investment strategies across this entire region to be ready for the demand of an increasing population demographic.
Our focus is on developing these asset management strategies through our subsidiaries and delivering long term shareholder value by having underlying exposure to a blend of diversified assets. We believe that by having a diversified exposure spreads risk across the natural resources value chain.
The need for a wide breadth of natural resource commodities is being underpinned by the population growth demographics that are forecasted around the world over the next 50 years. Population growth in particular in the Asian and African regions will demand an absolute need for raw materials, energy, clean water, and food. These are the areas in which Steppes Alternatives are focused, by benefitting from the coming commodity demand of the next five decades.