Forestry investments are now squarely in the focus of British investors hoping to drag the performance of their SIPP pensions up to par, with structured products now available on the market that are not only SIPP compliant investments, but are also structured with enough security to provide guaranteed returns north of 16% per annum.
Off shore forestry investments can also be a great way to plan efficiently for provision of inheritance tax and mitigate a likely large tax bill winging it’s way towards beneficiaries.
David Garner – Managing Partner at DGC Asset Management said “We have been investigated and researching forestry and agricultural investments for three years and we are now seeing the emergence of regulated structures to allow retail investors exposure to an asset class that has previously been the playground of the large scale institutional investor”.
“Harvard University has invested 12% of its total endowment funds into forestry and the Danish Teachers pension scheme has invested £243 million into forestry, it not hard to see where the “clever” money is going. He added.
Forestry as an asset class has outperformed global equity markets consistently for the last twenty years, and with resource avilability dropping with global deforestation and increases in demand for timber worldwide, we see forestry as a stable investment that ticks our boxes for long term consistency in returns.