Anthony Johnson

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

classic cars alternative investments

Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional collectibles and turning to classic cars as an alternative source of investment, according to recent research. The study, which was conducted by classic car insurance broker Footman James, revealed that more than one fifth of the 2,000 UK adults polled are considering buying a

basquiat art investment

According to new research, Millennials are increasingly looking at art as a commercially sound investment, in stark contrast to those older investors who viewed it solely in terms of its aesthetic appeal. The research from US Trust found that 55 per cent of Millennials invested in and collected art for

stockmarket hedge fund

The traditional hedge fund fee structure is being questioned by many who feel that its weighting in favour of managers while investors suffer the risks is no longer workable. According to Andrew Beer, a managing partner and co-portfolio manager of Dynamic Beta at the New York-based Beachhead Capital Management, investors

us real estate chinese investors

According to new research, Chinese nationals have become major players in the US real estate investment sector, accounting for the largest proportion of foreign purchases of US property. On the hunt for safe offshore assets, Chinese buyers have injected billions into the US real estate market, with a major surge

asset management

Using data from advisers in order to influence investment decisions is an issue over which asset managers remain split, despite a recent report from a major regulator which praised firms for analysing in "smarter ways". The Financial Conduct Authority published a report last month which detailed the ways in which

After losing cash and clients over the last few years, the oil industry has begun to rally and managers are seeking a major uptick in interest from investors. So far this year, around $5 billion has flowed back into long-suffering commodities hedge funds, with the first three months of the

importance of forestry

The US Agriculture Secretary has shared the results of the first year of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)’s Building Blocks for Climate Smart Agriculture and Forestry project, highlighting the impact forestland owners can have on the country’s natural resource conservation. One year after Tom Vilsack unveiled the plans at