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.
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Dipping returns in recent quarters mark a contrast from both recent and historical performance of the index, which has tripled since 2000.
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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.
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