Mon, May 21, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Commodity firm Diapason launches fund based on tangible forestry assets

Monday, May 20, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Diapason Commodities Management, one of the largest independent commodity investment firms globally, announced it is to launch the ForestCare Investment Fund, an institutional product investing in tangible forestry assets.

The ForestCare investment universe will cover forest plantations and resulting activities and services such as forest management, wood production and processing, and all investments will be subject to a strict Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) filter prior to being included in the portfolio.

The fund will take a multi-asset class approach, investing in equities, bonds, forest plots, and forest-related derivatives. Forest plots will form up to 20% of the portfolio where revenue will come from both forestry products and capital gains, and will include plots or land leases exclusively in Europe (land partially or totally covered by forest) to take advantage of the comparatively low levels of private forestry investment in this region.

As well as the ownership and operation of European forest plots, the fund will also invest in shares and bonds of companies operating responsibly in the forestry industry, as well as bonds of public and private sector debtors issued to finance projects in this sector. Also included will be forest-related derivatives and other investment instruments related to the forestry theme, including biodiversity credits, credits related to mitigating deforestation (REDD credits) and carbon credits.

Mark McDonnell, Managing Director of Diapason Commodities Management commented “ForestCare is a completely new way of approaching investment in forestry and with our approach to bio-diversity in forests this investment opportunity has forest sustainability at its core. Crucially, the fund is structured to reconcile economic profitability with the need to make intelligent use of natural resources - providing investors with a diversified portfolio which is uncorrelated with other asset classes”. ForestCare is aimed at the pension fund and institutional investor market and will have three monthly liquidity and a minimum investment of €125,000 for the A class and €1,000,000 for institutional (I) class.

Press release

bc

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. News Briefs - Warren Buffett: Target date funds aren't the way to go, Cambridge Analytica could be reborn under a different name[more]

    Warren Buffett: Target date funds aren't the way to go Planning for retirement can be complicated and stressful. This is why target date funds - funds that are managed based on when you expect to retire - are so attractive. Over time, the balance of stocks, bonds and cash evolve automati

  2. Investing - Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes, Hedge fund IBV Capital digs deep to unlock long-term value in a competitive market, Eisman of 'The Big Short' fame recommends shorting Deutsche Bank[more]

    Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes From Irishtimes.com: Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using financial derivatives. It comes as many investors cl

  3. Foundations of hedge fund managers gave big to controversial donor-advised funds[more]

    In the world of philanthropy and tax-deductible charitable giving, the explosion of donor-advised funds has touched off intense debate. Now, there is evidence that the DAF boom is being further fuelled by hedge fund foundation money. Four of the top five foundations that gave the most to large do

  4. Study: For hedge funds, smaller is better[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: The smaller the hedge fund is, the better its performance is likely to be, according to a new study. The study - "Size, Age, and the Performance Life Cycle of Hedge Funds," released April 26 - sought to determine whether a hedge fund's size and age had any effect on i

  5. Hedge fund returns rose in April for first gain since January[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database shows returns flat this year - Currency strategies had the biggest monthly gain at 13% Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven