Brazil offers a wide range of alternative investment opportunities, including real estate and forestry, which are two of the most popular alternative assets in the country.
PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC) claimed that within 15 years, the São Paulo region will be the sixth wealthiest metropolitan region in the world – so it’s easy to see why investors are keen to invest now, claimed AAA.
Analyst Chris Hunter, writing for International Living, claims that putting Brazil in a category with the other BRIC economies, (Russia, China and India) ignores some important factors that actually make Brazil more attractive as a place to invest. Brazil’s political stability gives it an advantage along with the fact that it has raw materials and food supplies in abundance. These factors, as well as the fact that it is increasingly energy-independent and is making major steps towards reducing poverty, set Brazil up as one of the most likely to reach the economic heights towards which it is heading.
Brazil is also an extremely young country, with a median age of just 29, compared with China’s median age of 34 and Germany, Japan and Italy’s median of 43. This also supports assertions that Brazil is well placed to grow economically in the coming years.
“We believe that investing in Brazilian alternative assets through firms like Greenwood Management, which runs a sustainable forestry fund near the region, is a winning strategy for those wishing to diversify their portfolios and protect them from the impact of further global economic woes,” stated AAA’s analysis partner Anthony Johnson.
Brazil’s sustainable timber plantations are experiencing major demand growth at the moment, from both outside and inside the country. The market in China and India for raw materials is booming, while Brazil’s construction industry is desperate to get its hands on sustainably produced charcoal for use in the manufacture of steel as the preparations for the FIFA World Cup in 2015 and the Olympics in 2016 continue.
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