Anthony Johnson

climate change

The coming decades look likely to see a major boom in the global forestry arena, which will not only boost the sector’s profitability but also help to stamp out some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The importance of global forestry in combating climate change has been realised to

alabama timberland

The global forestry investment industry has enjoyed marked gains in recent years, with certain locations — such as Alabama in the US — seeing overall capital investment tallies significantly buoyed by the forestry arena. According to a recent report, the Alabama Department of Commerce confirmed that, in 2015, almost $7

Auckland property market

According to the 2016 National Business Review rich list for New Zealand, which was published in early August, property has become the go-to investment for many of the country's richest people. The review found that many New Zealand residents, who are worth at least $50 million, began their road to

pension hedge fund

New research has found that there is more pension money than ever before in hedge funds, despite it being almost two years since America's largest pension fund pulled its investments from the asset class. Pension funds have remained loyal to hedge funds following the move by the California Pension Employees’

impact investments

According to an impact investment expert, the mode of investing could help to solve some of the "critical issues" of modern day life. Fran Seegull, the chief investment officer and managing director for the nonprofit financial services firm ImpactAssets, said that impact investing could be the key to solving some

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS BEAT BONDS

Alternative investments are becoming increasingly sought after as a result of low yields across the bond market, with new research showing that private equity, property and hedge funds are now the primary choices of the institutional investor. Research from pension fund consultancy Willis Towers Watson has revealed that the 100

log transport rwanda forestry

Highlighting the growth in forestry investment across the globe, the government of Rwanda has called upon private investors to consider the myriad investment opportunities in the country’s forestry sector. During a recent discussion held with the private sector over the government’s bid to increase investment in the country’s forests, Dr

container ship hamburg

Around $500 million worth of private equity funding has been reeled in by the oldest bank in Germany in order to invest in ship loans, fuelling the suggestion that the asset class may begin to regain some of its former popularity. The Hamburg-based Joh Berenberg Gossler & Co KG, signed

china commodities

Against a backdrop of positive thinking regarding stimulus plans in Beijing, Chinese commodities have enjoyed a major rally, with assets from cotton to nickel perking up and a cautious optimism surrounding commodity demand. The stimulus is much needed in order to help boost the country's sluggish economy, confirmed Helen Lau,

forest landscape

The 2016 Global Landscapes Forum, recently held in London, highlighted the growing interest in private sector investment in forestry and landscapes across the globe. A new level has been reached in terms of interest in finance for development and environment, the event showed, proving that investment in forest land is here