Global Opportunities & Strategies for Timberland Investors Shift from Developed to Emerging Markets

IQPC’s 10th Timberland Investment World Summit explores timberland investment opportunities in emerging markets, current market supply and demand, and lumber/timber price correlation
By: Carol Luong
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Nov. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- New York, NY –Finance IQ, a division of IQPC, announces the 10th Timberland Investment World Summit, taking place January 30 to February 1, 2011 in New York City.  The Summit brings together senior decision-makers from the entire timberland investments value chain, including pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, family offices, private landowners, TIMOs, REITs, forest products companies, forestry organizations, law firms, and banks, to examine critical updates in the industry and current opportunities in the Timber asset class.

In this era of market volatility and uncertainty, investors are looking at timberland as increasingly attractive as part of an alternatives exposure, with benefits including diversification and inflation-hedging.  Timberland's effectiveness as an inflation hedge is well documented - since 1970, Timberland Investments has outperformed inflation by an average of 3.3% a year. The returns have compared favorably with those of the stock market, too: over the same time period, investments in timberland have returned an average of 15% a year, whereas the stock market has averaged only 11%.

To date, most timberland investment have been in the United States, but it is anticipated that the trend will move toward emerging countries, with investors spreading their timber exposures to capture growth opportunities.  Speaking on one emerging market in a recent interview, Henrique Aretz, Managing Partner at VBI Timberland, gave an overview of the trends in the Brazilian Forest-Based industry, along with advice on creating a well-balanced portfolio of timber investments in Brazil.  The interview is available in full here:

Topics of note on the 10th Timberland Investment World Summit agenda this year include:

•   Strategies for the Timber sector during a period of low housing starts within the United States
•   Timber market supply and demand
•   Emerging market opportunities in Brazil, India, and China
•   Lumber/Timberland price correlation
•   Timberland valuation standards
•   Evaluations of TIMOs and REITs

For more information on the 10th Timberland Investment World Summit, please visit www.timberlandworldsummit or contact Program Director Ed Oledan at

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