Anthony Johnson

global private equity alternative investments

2017 is set to usher in a “new chapter” for investing as smart spenders continue to trust putting their money into alternative investments, driven by “some of the highest gains” they’ve enjoyed in years. So says Madelaine D’Angelo, founder and CEO of art crowdfunding platform Arthena, who argues in a

A Sydney-based sustainable forestry manager has called forestry an ‘environmentally conscious investment trend,’ while confirming that the fund’s growth highlighted the unlimited potential the sector offers. New Forests chief executive, David Brand, said that capital commitments in the fund’s third Australia New Zealand Forest Fund are tipped to increase to

punjab forestry investment

In a bid to boost awareness of and interest in forestry investment in Punjab, a local forestry company has launched a new campaign in order to highlight the benefits and business opportunities available for potential investors in the sector. The South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC) has started the campaign –

Estonia forest

The two largest pension fund managers in Estonia have confirmed major investments into the country’s forestry sector, highlighting the potential they feel the sphere offers in terms of environmental impact investing and profitability. Swedbank Estonia Pension Funds (SEPF) and LHV Pension Funds Estonia (LHV) have invested heavily into Birdeye Timber

video analytics

Here’s a potential investment opportunity for 2017. One of the newest additions to the LSE’s Alternative Investment Market is Big Sofa Technologies, London-based video analytics tech platform. And the company enjoyed a brisk first day’s trade on the sub-market – about five million shares had changed hands by 3pm yesterday

latin america forestry

Higher levels of private investment into the forestry sector in Latin America have been called for by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The body urged private investors to consider injecting capital into the sector, in a bid to boost sustainable forestry activities in Latin America, which in

Harvested eucalyptus Ethiopia

One of the major untapped investment opportunities in Ethiopia is its lucrative forestry sector, it has been suggested. According to the Ethiopian Privatization Agency, (EPA) around 2.5 million hectares of the country’s natural forest cover is currently in 58 designated National Forest Priority Areas (NFPA). Of these hectares, 13 are

Waving flag of Australia and China

Australia has been chosen by China to be a key partner in a proposed regional free trade pact at a meeting attended by Asia-Pacific leaders. Following the shock election of Donald Trump as US President last week, China is now working to fill the gap left by the US after

clinton trump hedge fund donations

Hedge fund executives and private equity groups are at the top of the list when it comes to donated funds to the US presidential election season. As of last month, the candidates in this year's presidential race have raised $1.1 billion in total, figures from the Federal Election Commission that

bamboo china forest

Following more than 60 years of work to repopulate forests across China, the country is now home to almost 70 million hectares of monoculture forest (often referred to as ‘artificial’ forest), the highest amount in the world. According to the head of the State Forestry Administration, Zhang Jianlong, afforestation work