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The ASSET Class
Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 09:43.
09/14/2009 - 09:31
09/16/2009 - 09:31
Registration Open for "Who Will Own the Forest? 5" Summit
Over the last 25 years, most of the publicly held forest products companies in the U.S. have either sold all, or most of their forestlands, or separated ownership of their forest assets from their manufacturing activities. Today, most of these forestlands are held either by Timber Investment Management Organizations (TIMOs) or Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), on behalf of large institutional investors such as public and private pension funds, private equity groups, endowments, hedge funds and foundations. These investors have flocked to forestlands, seeking alternatives to the roller coaster equity market. The trend is also developing on a more global scale, as cheaper land, faster growing species and emerging markets provide growing investment potential off shore.
Come and learn why institutional investors are increasingly investing in forests. What do the experts see for the future of forestland investing, both domestically and abroad? How will demand in the wood products sector and tight credit impact forestland investing? Where are the opportunities for overseas investments, and how can forests capitalise on emerging carbon markets? Network with the leading timber investment management organizations, lenders, land managers, appraisers, investors and conservation groups as they gather at the 5th Who Will Own the Forest? Summit in Portland, Oregon.
Please join us again on September 14-16, 2009, as we explore the current factors impacting this evolving asset class.