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Sustainable plantation investment reaps profits

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Mark Wills
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Interviewed for Opalesque Radio by Sona Blessing, Mark Wills, Managing Director, Sustainable Asset Management told of his two decades of experience in the world of banking and financial services. Amongst other companies, he has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland's private banking division, specialising in tax planning and portfolio management for high net worth investors and he was also responsible for co-establishing International Financial Services in Singapore. In this podcast entitled From Soil to Oil, Wills elaborates on how and why he thinks investors with a shorter timeframe can still invest in timber, as an asset class, that generates a conservative annualised ROI of 14%.

Asked to explain the difference between investing in timber, as opposed to timberland, Wills said: "Timber as an asset class is growing in popularity amongst informed investors. This interest has certainly been more pronounced and can be partially traced back to the negative experiences made during the global financial crisis. Since, investors have and are increasingly looking to diversify into real-tangible assets such as Timberland. Forestry per say, as an investment class, offers limited correlation to market led investments; diversification, as a defensive component of an investment portfolio; a hedge against......................

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