Forest Enterprises says more investors are looking to forestry sector after impact of Covid-19.

One benefit of investing in forestry, says Bert Hughes, CEO and forestry director, of Forest Enterprises, is that it is not affected by the peaks and troughs of the economy. It’s much less prone to unexpected economic shocks that can spook the share market.

As investors re-evaluate their portfolios in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, they are turning to forestry for diversification and to reduce exposure to volatility in the financial markets, he says. They want to invest in an industry which delivers social and environmental benefits as well as good returns.

“Investors shouldn’t have a fear of missing out. There is no scarcity, but there should be a sense that the sooner you get into a forestry investment, the sooner you can benefit.”

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