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Chief executive Alex Finkral says the firm’s Sumitomo-backed debut fund takes a broad approach to generating returns but neglecting carbon would mean 'you are probably doing your investors a disservice'.
The Canadian asset manager seeks to combine global opportunities with local partnerships as it builds a diversified portfolio, having built a large portfolio in Western Australia.
Tropical forest, Nepal
New Forests’ second Tropical Asia Forest Fund has ended up raising less capital than its predecessor, which closed on $170m in 2012.
Pine trees
FIA managing director MaryKate Bullen says there has been a broadening of investor appreciation and understanding of the intrinsic value and climate benefits that working forests provide.
Aerial shot of timber plantation in New Zealand owned by New Forests
New Forests secures A$75m commitment from the CEFC for ANZLAFF, alongside investment from AP2, BVK and others.
The firm has been in conversations with certain LPs about bringing Fund VI to market, likely next year, sources said.
Climate Fund Managers’ Andrew Johnstone says COP is important for vehicles such as his firm’s blended finance GAIA Fund, which needs coordination across several government ministries.
Butterfly principal Francesco D’Arcangelo says consumer shifts from fine dining into Mexican fast casual has helped put the chain in a position to carry out the only inaugural such issuance of the year.
Harvest, wheat, farmland, Australia, crops
Warakirri aims to raise A$500m-A$750m in equity to build a diversified portfolio of broadacre cropping assets, managing director Jim McKay says.
Director of business development Patrick Neuman discusses how the timber fundraising landscape has changed since Domain’s acquisition of Timbervest funds in 2017.

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