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"From Soil to Oil"
Radio Feature 80: Sona Blessing in conversation with Mark Wills
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

radio Mark Wills draws on two decades of experience in the world of banking and financial services. Amongst others 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 was also responsible for co-establishing International Financial Services in Singapore.
In this podcast he elaborates on how and why he thinks investors with a shorter timeframe can still invest in timber, as an asset class, and expect a conservative annualised ROI of 14% ...

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  • Q1 - Could you elaborate on the prospects of investing in timber (i.e. the biological growth of the tree) as a return driver - as opposed to investing in timberland?

    Duration: 02:31 


  • Q2 - How do you make investing in commercially Aquilaria plantations viable?

    Duration: 02:00 


  • Q3 - What are the terms and conditions of investing in such a plantation - and what are the returns a prospective investor can expect? As harvest cycles are short 12-18 months - is such an investment environmentally sustainable?

    Duration: 01:18 


  • Q4 - How does this compare with an investment in other exotic tree varieties like Teak for example?

    Duration: 00:52 


  • Q5 - How many acres of Aquilaria plantations do you have under management? Geographically where are your plantations being cultivated?

    Duration: 01:02 


  • Q6 - Could you share how much rare Agarwood can sell for? Elaborate on its commercial viability and return prospects.

    Duration: 01:42 


  • Q7 - Potential risks of investing in an Agarwood and how are they mitigated?

    Duration: 02:10 



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