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Timberland

[12Sep11] A SQUARE 12 Sep 2011
    Industry analysts see demand for timber products shifting to emerging economies, offering opportunities for investors. The Africasia Sustainable Forestry Fund is active in this niche.

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[14Mar11] A SQUARE 14 Mar 2011
    Is now the time to invest in timberland?

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[29May10] Why timber can be a favorable asset class for institutional investors
    Examining the advantages of timberland as an asset class

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[02Apr09] A SQUARE Timber Special III
    "As prices fall, the focus will shift to timber inventory and other fundamentals like growth."

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[20Nov08] A SQUARE Timber Special II
    " Biological growth, which is the biggest single driver of timberland investment returns, occurs independent of any factor relating to broader financial markets - and that component of the return, investors will earn regardless of entry point."

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[29Feb08] A SQUARE Timber Special
    Timber Special

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[13Jul12] Forestry investment
    Investor survey and a new fund launch

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[18Jun09] Case Study Investing in Brazil
    Forest and other national legislation is equally applicable to foreigners and Brazilians

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[21May09] Case Study: Investing in China
    Some regional governments have even proposed special preferential policies for foreign investors.

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[16Apr09] "Go ahead - lower the discount rate, but be real with biological inputs"„
    As prices fall, the focus will shift to timber inventory and other fundamentals like growth.

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[05Feb09] Case Study: Timberland Investing in Panama
    Currently teak is the most prevalent specie being cultivated -

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[04Nov08] In tact return drivers
    Investors have recently been willing to accept as low as 5% discount rates for timberland, but now expect rates of compensation to reach 8-9% returns p.a.

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[05Sep08] US Tax Treatment of International Forestland Investment
    Are on-going gains from dispositions of standing timber to be considered a gain from a disposition of a US Real Property Interest in the first place?

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[25Jul08] Niche Timber Investing: Teak
    There is a special issue related to teak sawnwood and its quality and price which investors should be aware of

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[15Apr08] Trends in 2008
    “Timberland ownership is still only a minute proportion of the total financial market asset base, but ownership is rapidly moving from regional to global; and transaction prices continue to defy gravity.” …

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[07Feb08] Leading trends in timber investing
    Since industry divestitures are largely complete, most timber investment managers are now focusing on new and creative strategies for placing capital.

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[13Dec07] A timber fund
    Pure play investment in Acacia mangium, a common plantation hard wood tree species

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[06Nov07] Timber and Forestry ETF
    An exchange traded fund that provides sector specific, global equity based exposure to timber and forestry

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[26Sep07] “Overseas” investment in timberlands - expertise
    Geographic diversification does not necessarily equal investment diversification. Investment in many countries does not mean timberland investments are diversified.

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[07Aug07] Forest Legacy Investments, LLC
    Timberland property values in today’s marketplace often reflect a non-timber or higher and better use (HBU) component.

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[17Jul07] Unusual, Short Term Investment "Option"
    Where hardwood timber investments are typically a medium to long-term investment, the Australian Timber Investment offers short-term investment options (as short as 12months), which can then be rolled over.

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[23May07] Expertise on how forests can be managed to reap returns and still be conserved
    Forests are beginning to be managed for both timber production and conservation. In the process, suggests, that this selective approach to forest management can be equally profitable, while also increasing the biological integrity of the forest and allowi

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[06Mar07] Thomas Adams Q & A
    Shares his insights on returns that can be expected, different investment structures and the changes investing in timber has seen

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[30Jan07] Tim Corriero Q & A
    Tax benefits accrued could be an add on with this asset diversifier

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Trade Finance

[25Nov11] A SQUARE 25 Nov 2011
    Summarizing the latest regulatory development in the trade finance sector and introducing the Barak Structured Trade Finance Fund

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[04Nov08] Expertise from David Hu - Part II
    There is no doubt that there are many new, promising opportunities due to the credit crisis, particularly for trade finance and in select Latin American markets ...

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[14Oct08] A Short- Term Trade Finance Fund
    Participant as a margin financier - in tandem with dedicated trade finance banks and established trading companies

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[10Jan08] Expertise with David Hu
    For traders, producers and processors, firmer commodity prices have raised their requirement for additional working capital, something that is definitely transpiring through our pipeline of deals

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[03Oct07] Growth Premier Fund IC
    The fund invests in short-term trade-related and other financing transactions, and in mis-priced, poorly-understood and/or highly structured financial assets in emerging economies

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[14Aug07] Rosemount Global Trade Finance Fund
    Trade finance - deals originated in the more developed, stable emerging global economies with the portfolios current accent being Eastern Europe and Latin America

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