Anthony Johnson

art a top alternative investment

Could fine art be the next alternatives market to truly take off? According to Deloitte’s fifth Art & Finance Report, it might well be, after forecasting that rich investors will spend $2.7 trillion (£2.1 trillion). Deloitte’s report polled 69 private banks – including 27 family offices – as well as

London city commercial property

Commercial real estate investment in the City of London is set to match or surpass the £12.6 billion record set in 2014, according to new figures released by Savills. The global real estate giant has revealed that property investment in the Square Mile for the first three quarters of 2017

Amazon Forest

Amazon conservation groups have begun celebrations after the Brazilian government announced that it will reverse its plans to open up large areas of the rainforest to mining companies. President Michel Temer caused uproar in August when he first announced the plans to remove the reserve status of the Renca region,

ireland forestry

The levels of forestry being planted in Ireland by non-farmers rose by 150 per cent last year, according to new figures. Released by Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, the statistics show that 35 per cent the total area planted between January and December 2016 was planted by private investors rather than

london commercial property

Commercial real estate investment in London is currently at its highest level in a decade, with this year's total turnover reaching £11.5 billion by the end of July, according to new data released by Savills. The real estate leader reported that more than £2.3 billion was invested in central London's

Silk Road China

Chinese investment in countries that are part of the 'Belt and Road' initiative are increasing speedily, despite a Beijing crackdown on China's acquisitions abroad in an effort to restrict capital outflow. By the latest reports, Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries that are officially linked to President Xi Jinping's foreign

khimki forestry investment

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is currently looking into ways to channel investments into forestry projects as a way to help poorer nations with their climate commitments. 60 participants from developing and developed countries took part in a “ground-breaking” workshop in Bali last month. Together, they brainstormed how the GCF

canada investment

Canada has been ranked the world's fifth best investment destination thanks to improving macro economic indicators and growing optimism, according to a new survey of business executives. Commissioned by accounting firm Ernst & Young, the Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer survey is the second consecutive study to rank Canada among the

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