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Investors follow forest trail

Specialist asset manager Gresham House has doubled the final close target for its new Forestry Fund to £50 million. The London-based firm announced the launch of the new fund in March to acquire a portfolio of five forests in the west of Scotland, spanning 4,880 acres, in a £12.1 million deal. Gresham House acquired Perth-based...

Gresham House Forestry Fund hits £15m first close

Specialist asset manager Gresham House has doubled the final close target for its new Forestry Fund to £50 million. The London-based firm announced the launch of the new fund in March to acquire a portfolio of five forests in the west of Scotland, spanning 4,880 acres, in a £12.1 million deal. Gresham House acquired Perth-based...

Asset House: Is Forestry a good investment?

Not everyone comes to an adviser with a specific investment goal. For these clients advisers can look at alternative investments which potentially offer good returns but are also a bit more interesting to high net-worth investors. Read More 08.06.16 | New Model Adviser

Sustainable forestry – a budding market

Investors are increasingly seeing the merits of sustainable forestry. There are numerous ways to invest in this asset class, as Peter Cripps reports Read More 10.03.15 | Environmental Finance

Promise to grow forestry is very welcome

Forestry and timber is a £1 billion industry in Scotland, supporting more than 25,000 direct jobs. Yet despite its size and success, it has historically been difficult for forestry to win a high profile against the other rural industries beginning with F – farming and fishing. Read More 18.05.15 | The Scotsman  

One of the Best ‘Hard Assets’ to Own in 2015

Dr. David Eifrig writes: To most everyone’s surprise, the U.S. dollar continues to surge… The U.S. Dollar Index has gained nearly 15% in the last six months… an astounding move for a major currency. Read More 01.07.15 | The Market Oracle

Forestry: See the money for the trees

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but this could be missing the point. As some institutional investors have found, the trees themselves are valuable. And they tend to become more valuable over time as they increase in height and volume, making their lumber suitable for a wider array of purposes. Read More 03.15 | IPE Real...

Timberland index gains 0.77% in Q3

The NCREIF Timberland index returned 0.77% in the third quarter, consisting mostly of 0.71% income return, and appreciation of 0.06%. Read More 29.10.15 | Pensions & Investments

London pay 1/4 of UK’s Inheritance Tax

London and the South East pay half of the country’s £3bn inheritance tax bill, new research from Prudential reveals today. Read More 14.10.15 | City A.M

Timber production reaps benefits of 1960s

Timber! That cry is being heard a lot more around Britain these days, as the wood processing industry is experiencing a huge growth in production, largely thanks to trees planted decades ago that are finally reaching maturity. Read More 11.10.15 | The Independent