Forestry

Forestry and Timberland Alternative Investment News and Insights

The Southern states of the US produce more wood than any single country and, with demand for wood products growing across the globe, the economic impact of the asset class is being brought sharply into focus. According to South Carolina State Forester Gene Kodama, properly managed forests are the real

forestry investments on the rise

Institutional investors’ appetite for forestry and timberland is on the rise across the globe, due in part to their searching for alternative income sources following the flatlining of other, more traditional investment classes. With the world’s timber industry beginning to adapt to institutional capital’s stewarding requirements and the environmental, social

pine forest forestry investment

Proving just what a major player forestry has become on the world investment stage, the asset class was included in a major real estate global value index for the first time. The Savills’ measurement of total world real estate looks at the worth of the entire developed property world, including

Woodpile of cut lumber for forestry industry

The global forest products industry provider, RISI, has announced a major Forest Investment Conference, highlighting the skyrocketing interest in this sustainable, reliable asset class. Forestry as an investment class has all the buzzwords you could expect from a sector that is currently seeing a boom in interest from buyers across

One of the most respected wealth experts in the US has confirmed that forestry is a solid investment likely to yield strong returns. Dennis Moon, managing director of specialty asset management at US Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management, spoke at CNBC’s business news programme, Power Lunch recently about

forestry investment environment

There are many reasons why investors are increasingly looking to forestry, such as solid continuity and tax advantages, but could the main reason really just be that forestry is a ‘feel good’ investment like no other? Investors crave continuity and forestry is one asset that represents that. The advantages of

recycle symbol reflecting forestry impact investment

Impact investments look set to become big news in 2016 as people become increasingly aware of global issues and how their financial and consumer decisions impact things on a bigger scale. Among consumers, we’re already seeing a huge level of growth in the number of ethical businesses, not just launching,

kielder forest

As land sales hit a record high across the UK, interest in forestry investment across the UK and internationally is climbing, according to the latest IPD UK Forestry Index. Over the last decade, those who invested in forestry have reaped major returns. Indeed, forestry has been one of the best

forestry investment not just for eco-investors

Financial investments in the forestry sector are currently enjoying a high profile. This is not only because of the potential financial returns they can offer, but also increasingly due to the environmental benefits they provide, which are taking the limelight as the number of eco-conscious investors grows. The plight of

global timber investments

Far from being just an interest for environmentalists, the need to tackle climate change and deforestation has also become a hot topic among investors. Those looking at alternative investment vehicles are increasingly viewing forestry and timberland as a money-making option, with research suggesting that both the value and volume of