Anthony Johnson

sustainable forestry management

Issuing a warning about the impact of human activity such as the use of woodfuel on the world’s forests, the United Nations (UN) Department for Economic and Social Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have called for better wood-energy conversion technologies and more sustainable management of the world’s

private equity growth

Private equity funds are seeking to secure a record $635 billion in investor capital as demand for the asset class goes through the roof, new research from Preqin suggests. Globally, 1,908 private equity funds are in market in Q2 2017, seeking a combined $635 billion, up from 1,834 vehicles that

Marlborough region New Zealand

Marlborough, the largest wine-growing region in New Zealand, is seeing booming investment in its forestry plantations and vineyard land as wine producers spend millions buying-up tracts of land there. According to New Zealand news site Stuff, figures from the government’s Overseas Investment Office show 20,766 hectares of land in Marlborough

ireland forestry investment

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed that it will provide funding of €90 million as part of a long-term loan to Irish, state-owned forestry group Coillte, and will work alongside the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to provide a €112 million investment in a number of privately-owned forests across

oil pipeline

Oil prices have come close to their highest levels in nearly a month following statistics that show there has been an unexpected rise in US inventories. According to new government data, US crude stockpiles rose by 1.6 million barrels at the start of April as refineries produced significantly more oil.

fund investing in women

UBS’ wealth management division has raised $110 million to put into a US venture capital fund that will invest in firms in the health, environment and education sectors that are headed or co-managed by women. The impact investing fund will be managed by Rethink Impact, a venture capital house that

The amount of privately-held cash being put into conservation projects reached $8.2 billion between 2004 and 2015 amid “growing recognition” that forests represent a smart investment. Research by Forest Trends shows that the amount of private capital invested into the natural world grew a whopping 62 per cent in just

stock market

Hedge fund assets investing in emerging markets have surged above the $200 billion mark for the first time, according to a new report from Hedge Fund Research (HFR). Chicago-based HFR said the growth has been driven by hedge funds invested in Russia and Latin America. Total capital invested in Latin

fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

forest management

A timberland investment management organisation based in Boston has confirmed that it has planted an average of 32 million trees per year since 1985. The Hancock Timber Resource Group (HNRG) has planted more than two trees to replace every tree that it has harvested since 1985 and has now reached