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A timberland investment management organisation based in Boston has confirmed that it has planted an average of 32 million trees per year since 1985. The Hancock Timber Resource Group (HNRG) has planted more than two trees to replace every tree that it has harvested since 1985 and has now reached

For the first time, computer-based hedge funds have been included on a list of the 20 best performers of all time, showing that technology has changed the industry beyond all recognition. The new standing for such hedge funds also shows that the days of traditional human investing could be replaced

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brazil nut trees

A new timber-related programme has been launched in a bid to end the illegality that exists across the sector and instead provide buyers with sustainable certification, supply chain and pricing information so they can ensure all purchases are genuine. Launched at the end of last month by BVRio Environmental Exchange,

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private equity study

Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

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fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

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wind power europe

Europe received a record total of €27.5 billion of new investments in wind power in 2016, adding 12.5 gigawatts (GW) of new power capacity, according to a new report issued by industry body WindEurope. According to the newly published figures, wind energy projects accounted for 51 per cent of all

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