WHAT IS IMPORTANT FOR US?

Timber land investment has traditionally been the preserve of the private, non-industrial landowner, accounting for a staggering $150 billion globally. However over the last 20 years, institutional investors have discovered this ‘perfect’ asset. They now own around $35 billion worth of timberland globally, in a combination of over 100 private pension, foundation and endowment funds. Of that around $25 billion is invested in the United States, which represents both the world’s largest producer and user of timber.

In summary forestry offers:

True investment diversification

Responsible and ethical investment

Low correlation to equity markets

Continued accretion of value due to the biological growth of trees

Stable prices with long growth periods and minimal demand and supply fluctuations

Flexible exit options: a range of harvest dates means forestry investments have great exit strategy flexibility

Flexible exit options: a range of harvest dates means forestry investments have great exit strategy flexibility

Global regional exposure and diversification, varying currency depending on project location

Tax advantages

Carbon credit revenue from non-Annex one countries such as Brazil

A vibrant market: global consumption of tropical hardwoods has multiplied nearly 25 times in the last 40 years