The investment from the Swiss fund will be spread across Stafford International Timberland Fund VIII, co-investments and its first ag separate account.
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Neil Woods, portfolio manager for timber & agri at NZ Super – a significant investor in New Zealand’s agricultural sector – talks about the fund’s plans to diversify by investing outside New Zealand and beyond dairy.
Investment of $3m from the €84m Moringa fund will help Asante Capital’s efforts to develop plywood, essential oils and food products industries in the east African nation.
MassPRIM’s Real Estate and Timberland Committee recommended that Danish timberland investment manager International Woodland Company will be paid a total of $400,000 over three years.
Chief executive of the largest US lumber producer welcomed the Trump Administration’s trade action against Canadian lumber imports while reporting $157m in Q1 net earnings.
The location of the 24 properties in prime agricultural country, along with a yield of around 5 percent and the potential to generate carbon credits is attracting financial investors first and foremost.
Quarterly reading on 445 US timberland properties shows 0.63 percent returns from lumber sales and a slight appreciation in land values during the first three months of 2017.
Marcus Frampton, APFC head of infrastructure, special income opportunities and hedge funds, offers his views on the timber market, benefits of the fund structure, and whether it can be applied to other agri sub-sectors.
Managing director Bob Ratliffe, credited with directing the establishment of Twin Creeks Timber, has been elevated to president of the $6.4bn alternatives investment manager.
New Hampshire-based Conservation Forestry raised $269m for its fourth fund, with European pensions playing a key role, according to chief operating officer Paul Young.