Anthony Johnson

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Timber investors will be interested to learn that a landmark discovery and court case have paved the way to stamp out one of the sector’s biggest threats to income – timber theft. The US Government has been able to convict timber thieves using a new technique developed by the forest

corporate bonds

Investors across the US are fearful that competition for corporate bonds could grow following a clampdown on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by the US Government. There is great potential that the demand for corporate bonds could intensify because of the major impact that mergers and acquisitions have come to have

forestry investment hits the #100 billion mark

The presence of forestry on the global investment stage has grown so much that the investment class has now surpassed $100 billion, according to a sustainable real assets investment specialist. Figures from the Sydney-based specialist, New Forests, have revealed that institutional forestry investment – which comprises direct investments, funds, and

private equity growth

According to new research, the majority of institutional investors are planning to boost their allocation to private equity over the next five years, proving the strength of the asset class. The survey of 118 worldwide institutional investors was carried out by financial firm State Street Global Exchange and found that

Australia impact invesgtments

A new impact investment body is shining a spotlight on the many virtues of impact investment for Australia. This week, leaders from across Australia’s finance, corporate and community sectors have met in Canberra to urge the Government to lend its support to this form of investing. Impact investing – which

oil field - commodities

Hedge funds are starting to move back into the commodities market, with a recent uptick in energy prices being the key driver. After an across-the-board desertion of the market during the sliding commodity prices last year, increasing numbers of hedge funds are once again interested in the investment sphere and

Europe United States

Regulators in the US and Europe have reached an agreement regarding the $553 trillion derivatives market, something which looks set to bring great relief to financial institutions. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the European Commission have both agreed to a set of requirements which will regulate derivatives clearinghouses. It

sustainable investments

A new report from Credit Suisse and McKinsey & Co. has revealed a growing interest in financial products that have positive benefits for the environment. The report, entitled ‘From Niche to Mainstream: The Building of an Institutional Asset Class,’ showed the rise in the number of institutional investors looking for

equity funds

A new survey from Deutsche Bank has revealed that equity funds that are able to profit from both rising and falling markets are tipped to far outperform others over the course of 2016. The 14th annual Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey questioned 504 global hedge fund investors managing $2.1 trillion

private equity alternative investment

According to a new report, private equity investments in developed marketplaces far outperformed those made in emerging markets over the second part of last year. The Cambridge Associates LLC Global ex US Developed Markets Private Equity and Venture Capital Index found that a far stronger Euro helped to boost the