Amy McIntyre

modligliani art investment

A new firm could help investors to more reliably predict returns on investment when purchasing works of art. Arthena is a start-up firm based in New York, which has attracted the backing of Y Combinator, Beamonte Investments and Foundation Capital and is working alongside Charles Schwab brokerage. It uses big

student accommodation investment

Students property investment has significant increased in the past 12 months thanks to a weak post-Brexit pound and the high occupancy levels offered by many of the UK’s university towns. According to a recent analysis conducted by Savills, investment in student property is set to reach £5.3 billion by the

forest space

The forestry industry plays an important role in the providing the world with energy, construction materials, paper and wood-based products, and as populations and standards of living increase, so does the demand for wood. This naturally puts the future of the earth’s protected forests in jeopardy. So what’s the solution?

green bonds

Many of the world’s leading financial institutions are increasingly turning to alternative investments, particularly those tied to environmental or social causes, in order to attract the best returns for their clients and customers. Foremost among them are many insurance and pension fund managers who are committed to providing long-term, stable

forestry climate change

A new report has found that although climate finance can be particularly effective in sectors such as renewable energy, funding is not efficient when it comes to protecting forests and the rights of the wildlife that inhabits them. According to Climate Focus’s “Finance for Forests” report, which examines how effectively

pharmaceuticals investment

The pharmaceuticals and chemistry industry in the UK has continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017, with around 13 per cent of firms reporting an increase in sales in the three months to September. According to the Chemical Industries Association, the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries already add £14.4

classic cars alternative investments

Classic cars have taken top position among alternative investment assets after achieving growth of 192 per cent over the past decade, according to new figures. The Classic Car Report 2017, released in October by global art insurance firm AXA Art, has revealed that classic cars continue to perform strongly against

nz forestry bond

A new project in New Zealand has begun to build the business case for a proposed green bond which would be leveraged to fund the planting of new forests around the country. The project, led by consultant Sam Lindsay and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)’s policy researcher Dr David

cryptocurrency hedge fund

Online currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are propelling hedge funds that back them to new financial heights, according to new research, with the number of those that specialise in cryptocurrencies alone increasing. According to data compiled by fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, there are now 110 hedge funds specialising

Urban forest

Investment in forestry within urban areas, or Urban Forests, could be the key to making cities across the Asia-Pacific region greener and more environmentally friendly, according to a report unveiled at the Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Launched in front of representatives from 17 countries from