The investment opportunity is available to any investor who has been with InvestCom for at least six months. It was officially launched in July and it offers an interest rate of 2.1 per cent and charges no hidden fees.
InvestCom explained in a press release that investors have the opportunity to make returns through the carbon credits market, which is growing by five per cent each year. It added that the market will continue its growth trend increasing to between 10 and 15 per cent a year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
FRA, which supports investment in forestry as an alternative asset class, explains that there are many opportunities to invest in Brazilian forests. Greenwood Management for example, invites investors to buy up sections of Brazilian land that is then planted with non-native trees, such as teak, which are sold when they reach maturity. The whole project is run sustainably and helps to protect the native forests.
FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, said, “This new investment product from InvestCom is brilliant news for the Brazilian rain forests and investors should see healthy returns over time as the monetary value of standing forests increases.”
The product is being marketed as a strong long-term investment option and InvestCom’s CEO spoke recently at a news conference of the forestry sector’s high rate of IRR over a 40 year period. Investing in forestry is also a lower risk strategy than investing in stocks and shares at the moment, claims FRA. Mr Collins added, “Investors will welcome this new product as it comes as many of them will be looking to diversify their investment portfolios to increase their exposure to alternative asset classes."
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