In the current economic climate Asia has been growing and is widely recognised as an interesting & exciting place for investments. With abundant natural resources the region also offers investors opportunities in commodity sectors, industrialised products and service industries. Against this background The Treedom Group will be launching The Asia Renewable Resources Fund in July 2012.
The drivers behind this new investment fund are to invest in specially selected and sustainable forestry, agro-forestry & bio-energy projects throughout Asia. Providing international markets improved access to ethically sourced, managed and harvested forest & plantation based products and raw materials. By investing in tangible assets with exciting growth potential The Asia Renewable Resources Fund is looking for solid preservation of capital with good additional returns in the medium to long term.
The Asia Renewable Resources Fund has adopted a multiple species investment approach to minimise risk and will initially invest in asset classes including; Teak, a strong durable wood valued for its use in construction & furniture; Agarwood, a tree that produces the essential oil Oud which is highly prized commodity; Oil Seed Trees, a wide variety of type specifically for interest as alternative fuel sources; Pongamia pinnata, a fast growing tree ideally suited to marginal lands with interesting potential for the sustainable biodiesel industry; Bamboo, the second fastest growing plant in the world with great demand in Asia and beyond for furniture, construction & food etc.
Andrew Steel, CEO of The Treedom Group believes: “The increasing acceptance of the ideas and practices of a sustainable society and sustainable business represents an enormous opportunity for the ARRF and the Treedom Group Ltd. Our long-standing and stringent approach to sustainability, exemplified by our Plant a Tree Today charity and our expertise within the renewable resources sector, makes The Asia Renewable Resources Fund an increasingly attractive investment opportunity”. ARRF is offering investors the opportunity to enhance their environmental participation by providing them with the ability to share their profits from the fund with the PATT Foundation, a UK registered charity working to take action against deforestation and climate change through native forest restoration (pattfoundation.org).
About The Asian Renewable Resources Fund
The Asian Renewable Resources Fund is an open ended Luxembourg regulated and domiciled fund (KMG SICAV-SIF) which aims to achieve long term capital growth through investment in high value forestry assets and land opportunities. The auditor of this fund is Deloitte SA and the Asset Class is Renewable Resources, primarily forestry. The Fund offers institutional and ‘well informed’ investors a portfolio of diversified forestry assets generating returns via renewable commodities, the sustainable management of which protects the interests of fund, investors, local communities and the environment.
About Treedom Investments Ltd
Treedom Investments Ltd (treedom.com) is a specialist investment advisor in the renewable resources sector, and advisor to The Asia Renewable Resources Fund. It has an experienced team of professionals combining experts in fund management, capital and private equity fund raising with those in forestry management, acquisition, operations and development.
For more information please contact:
Public Relations at Sustainable Options Ltd,
Mobile +44(0)79 2126 4557 - E: arrf[.]sustainableoptions.eu.
Oliver Kramp, International Marketing Manager at The Treedom Group
Office: +66(0) 2 259 6455 / Mobile: +66(0) 8 569 1439 1 - E: oliver.kramp[.]treedom.com.