Agro-forestry investments have become a popular focus of investment over a number of years due to the asset class's favorable risk/return profile. Historically, the asset class has been dominated by pension funds, land owners and institutional investors.
Agro-forestry is a proven asset class with 65-75% of the returns driven by biological growth, which can provide either long-term capital appreciation, or annual income over time.
The investment's negative correlation to traditional markets, such as stocks and shares, offers the astute investor the opportunity to lower investment volatility exposure while providing an optimum route for portfolio diversification.
Timber is a natural resource that is in constant demand worldwide. With increased environmental pressure, future timber supplies are expected to be reduced whilst the global demand is expected to continue to grow along with the global population.
Through GWD Forestry, investors are able to invest reasonably small amounts into agro-forestry, with typical investments starting from just under 10,000€, as well as higher end investments of up to 250,000€; offering the investor the unique opportunity to invest directly into large scale agro-forestry projects at ground level. GWD Forestry will personalize the investment to suit their investor's individual requirements.
All GWD clients have a dedicated Account Manager appointed to them with direct contact via telephone and email, thus offering greater control of their investment holdings.