Why Invest Outside the U.S.
As the timberland investment market has matured, international acquisitions have become a rich source of opportunity for investors:
- The investable universe has not been fully tapped
- There is evidence of market inefficiencies, especially in developing countries
A well constructed global timberland portfolio will be in position to take advantage of global macroeconomic trends:
- Diversification of markets across global wood flow patterns
- Emerging global middle class
Forest Investment Associates began exploring international investments in New Zealand and Brazil more than ten years ago. A multi‐disciplined team with acquisition, management and accounting expertise has analyzed wood consumption across the world’s economies and developed plans to strategically position timberland portfolios to best take advantage of global opportunities. We have evaluated potential acquisitions in more than a dozen countries on six continents.
FIA has a new white paper outlining our strategy for investing in timberland outside the United States. Our goal is to build global portfolios that offer investors the benefits of both the diversification in mature markets and the enhanced, risk-adjusted returns of emerging markets.