Asset forest at family foundations increasingly popular American Family Foundation acquired from ForestFinance an own bigger Finca as a sustainable property investment. The sustainable forest management for a rotational period is included in the purchase price. A particularly environmentally-friendly management of the surfaces of the investing Family Foundation was very important. So, including over 20 per cent of the total area of the management are excluded. They serve as a retreat area for rare animal and plant species. Also the farmed land are certified sustainably farmed.
A study awarded by the “Munich forest science company” recently demonstrated that biodiversity in ForestFinance is significantly higher than in monoculture forests. Up to 50 different trees and plants make up a new species-rich forest permanently, because no clear-cutting is operated during the harvest. Forest investments Wertstabil and yield strong: tropical forest investments are due to their low volatility and relatively high average returns particularly suitable for family foundations as a diversification investment. So forest investment index in the United States completed only once NCREIF during the decades with a loss for the year. Because the biological value of the trees balances short-term price declines.
The average annual return of the forest investment index amounted to over 14 per cent and cut better than all known equity indices. “Just for sustainable and long-term thinking investors tropical forest is an increasingly selected investment form”, so Harry Aboagye, Managing Director of the ForestFinance group. “Because forest – especially sustainably managed tropical forests is an for decades proven instrument for safeguarding assets for responsibly investing family foundations.” Asset protection by asset value forest: in times of the financial crisis investors more value put on asset protection, so that it comes to a change of in investment strategy. “Increasingly large private pulling money out of conventional financial products and” invest in real assets, such as for example tropical forests”, explains Harry Assenmacher.