Anthony Johnson

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

Sustainable development

Impact investing has hit the headlines following its endorsement by the US State Department at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, held last week. At the event, the State Department, along with Bretton Woods II, announced the introduction of the Trillion Dollar Challenge, which is aimed to help

Latin America Impact Investment

Impact investing is expected to see marked growth across Latin America following the publication of a new report which shines a light on the investment trend for the first time. In order to make the right decisions regarding a new investment, detailed, reliable information is needed to inform those choices

private equity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been urged to stand firm on the warnings it issued to the private equity industry regarding treatment of clients in 2014. Two years ago, the SEC made use of new powers granted as a result of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act and

Dow Jones

The S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have given the real estate sector its own class, separating it for the first time from the rest of the financials arena. The decision to make real estate a distinct class has come in part due to the huge success that the sector