united states

forest management

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

Sustainable development

Impact investing has hit the headlines following its endorsement by the US State Department at the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, held last week. At the event, the State Department, along with Bretton Woods II, announced the introduction of the Trillion Dollar Challenge, which is aimed to help

Oregon lumber train

Highlighting the growing importance of the forestry and timber sector on the investment world stage, The Guess Corporation has announced that it is to make several major acquisitions of tracts of forest land across the US. The Durham, North Carolina-based company, which will be making the purchases through a subsidiary,

private equity

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been urged to stand firm on the warnings it issued to the private equity industry regarding treatment of clients in 2014. Two years ago, the SEC made use of new powers granted as a result of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act and

Dow Jones

The S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI have given the real estate sector its own class, separating it for the first time from the rest of the financials arena. The decision to make real estate a distinct class has come in part due to the huge success that the sector

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

A new report has revealed that 54 million Americans consider real estate to be their favoured long-term investment strategy, highlighting the zero-risk, zero-return mentality of many of today's investors. The report from Bankrate.com found that 25 per cent of Americans saw real estate as their top investment option for savings

REIT investment condominium

According to industry experts, asset managers who traditionally played a major role in the real-estate investment trust (REIT) arena now have far less influence due to passive index funds attracting increasing amounts of money. A far wider range of investors are now ploughing money into the stocks, according to industry

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