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Press Releases from Alternative Asset Analysis (145 total)

AAA welcomes Brazilian Forestry Ministry's Rainforest Survey

AAA, has welcomed news that the Brazilian Forestry Ministry is planning to carry out a detailed survey of the Amazon rainforest. Boston, MA, February 08, 2013 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), has welcomed news that the Brazilian Forestry Ministry is planning to carry out a detailed survey of the Amazon rainforest. AAA, the alternative investment advocacy group, believes that the survey – which will cost around $33 million to complete – will

AAA welcomes Predictions of Gold Rally

A new Morgan Stanley Report predicting that gold’s rally will continue into the third quarter of 2014 has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Boston, MA, February 02, 2013 - A new Morgan Stanley Report predicting that gold’s rally will continue into the third quarter of 2014 has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The report predicts that the US Federal Reserve will carry on buying up gold to strengthen

Ron Baron's interest in Alternatives endorsed by AAA

High profile investor and member of the Forbes 400, Ron Baron, recently shared his fondness for alternative investments with journalists from Forbes, in an interview that has been welcomed by AAA. Boston, MA, January 25, 2013 - High profile investor and member of the Forbes 400, Ron Baron, recently shared his fondness for alternative investments with journalists from Forbes, in an interview that has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Ron

AAA: Asian Real Estate Investments are Booming

Boston, MA, USA, December 18, 2012 -- Asian investors are extremely positive about the outlook for real estate in the region, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group was keen to endorse the findings of the recent Colliers 2013 Global Investor Sentiment Survey. The survey found that 70 per cent of Asian investors said they planned to increase their investment in Asia and expand their property portfolio.

AAA Welcomes KPMG's Expansion of Alternative Investment Team

Boston, MA, USA, December 12, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed news that KPMG has invested in expanding its alternative investment fund team on the West Coast. The US audit, tax and advisory firm has brought on several new staff to enhance its Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) national team. The new staff will be based in Los Angeles and San Francisco and will be responsible for providing expertise on

Brazil is fast becoming the go-to place for investors, claims AAA

Boston, MA, USA, October 26, 2012 -- Despite slower economic growth than recent years, Brazil still offers investors some very attractive opportunities, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The fact that Brazil is now investing so heavily in transport and infrastructure ensures that investors from all over the world are interested in doing business in the Latin American country. Brazil is fast-emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the

Investors still not aware of alternative option, claims AAA

A recent study claims that investors are still uncertain about market volatility but remain in the dark about alternative investments, which is disappointing, claims AAA. Boston, MA, October 23, 2012 - A recent study claims that investors are still uncertain about market volatility but remain in the dark about alternative investments, which is disappointing, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The study was carried out by Natixis Global Asset Management and questioned more

Brazil still a Good Bet for Real estate investors, agrees AAA

Although the Brazilian real estate market is slowing slightly, it is still a great place to invest in property, claims one expert, who has attracted the support of alternative investment advocacy group, AAA. Boston, MA, October 17, 2012 - Although the Brazilian real estate market is slowing slightly, it is still a great place to invest in property, claims one expert, who has attracted the support of alternative investment advocacy group,

AAA Welcomes Oxfam's First Foray into Impact Investing

Boston, MA, USA, October 11, 2012 -- UK-based charitable organization, Oxfam, is moving into the world of social investment with a loan worth some £1 million to a Mongolian business that specialises in machinery leasing. The move has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis as further indication that social impact investment can benefit communities all over the world. The loan is being offered through Oxfam's Small Enterprise Impact Investing Fund, which

Mall REITs Could Grow in Popularity, claims AAA

Mall REITs are becoming an attractive choice for investors, claims Alternative Asset Analysis, following the publication of a report on the issue in Forbes this week. Boston, Massachusetts, United States, October 05, 2012 - Mall REITs are becoming an attractive choice for investors, claims Alternative Asset Analysis, following the publication of a report on the issue in Forbes this week. Forbes real estate analyst Brad Thomas claimed that investing in Mall-based real

New Survey 'Shows Alternatives are Becoming the Norm', says AAA

A recent survey that found that non-stock-based investments are proving more popular among US institutional investors, has been endorsed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Boston, Massachusetts, United States, October 05, 2012 - A recent survey that found that non-stock-based investments are proving more popular among US institutional investors, has been endorsed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group claims that the results of the latest survey from Natixis Global

AAA praises Forestry investment Advocate for Supporting Alternatives

A recent article in The South African has attracted praise from (AAA for promoting the benefits of investing in timber. Boston, MA, September 06, 2012 - A recent article in The South African has attracted praise from Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) for promoting the benefits of investing in timber. The article was based around an interview with Graham Rowan of Wealth Invest, who asserted that money really does grow on trees if

AAA says Real estate sales increases are Good news for Alternative Investors

There has been some good news for those investing in real estate, in the form of stronger US property sales figures, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an alternative investment advocacy group. Boston, MA, July 05, 2012 - There has been some good news for those investing in real estate, in the form of stronger US property sales figures, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an alternative investment advocacy group. The National

AAA Urges Investors to Attend Cayman Islands Summit

Boston, MA, USA, July 5, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an alternative investment advocacy group, is calling for those interested in alternative investing to attend the 'Innovation in Alternative Investments: Seeing What's Next' summit in the Cayman Islands on 1-2 November. The event is part of the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit. The summit is to take place at the Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman and delegates are expected to include a

Pensions are turning to Alternatives, claims AAA

AAA, an alternative investment advocacy group, is backing a report from Russell Investments, which claims that more and more institutional investors will be putting cash into alternative asset classes. Boston, MA, June 21, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an alternative investment advocacy group, is backing a report from Russell Investments, which claims that more and more institutional investors will be putting cash into alternative asset classes. Russell’s researchers talked to 114

AAA welcomes New Wine Fund from France

AAA has welcomed news from France that asset management firm Uzes Gestion has launched a wine investment fund for those with an appetite for alternative asset classes. Boston, MA, June 15, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed news from France that asset management firm Uzes Gestion has launched a wine investment fund for those with an appetite for alternative asset classes. The fund, named the Uzes Grands Crus wine fund,

Lifestyle investments are 'Realistic option', says AAA

AAA is highlighting a recent article in the Huffington Post, detailing the growing popularity of ‘lifestyle investments’ as an alternative to traditional asset classes. Boston, MA, June 15, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) is highlighting a recent article in the Huffington Post, detailing the growing popularity of ‘lifestyle investments’ as an alternative to traditional asset classes. The article begins by talking about the rising popularity of wine investments and the fact

AAA Highlights Implications of Gold Demand Rise in China

Boston, MA, USA, June 15, 2012 -- The increasing demand for gold in China is another indicator of the growing popularity of alternative investments around the world, claims Alternative Asset Analysis, (AAA). The Commercial Bank of China’s precious metals department claims that the demand for gold investments could increase by ten per cent this year. The growing demand for commodities like gold, silver and timber is down to a desire among

Gold Sales Increase Off Back of China Demand, claims AAA

Boston, MA, USA, May 30, 2012 -- As investors all over the world continue to opt for alternative investment over traditional asset classes, demand for gold has increased by 16 per cent over 12 months. In response, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) predicts demand will grow even further over the course of the year. The amount spent on gold in the past 12 months has increased to $59.7 billion around the world,

Luxembourg's AIFM sign-up welcomed by AAA

The news that Luxembourg will be the first market to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive has been welcomed by AAA. Boston, MA, May 29, 2012 - The news that Luxembourg will be the first market to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The country’s officials said that legislation’s introduction would be made imminently and that it was hoping that

US Real estate could be worth investing in again, says AAA

The real estate market in the US could be worth investing in again, according to AAA. Boston, MA, May 26, 2012 - The real estate market in the US could be worth investing in again, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group said that recent figures show that house prices are increasing once more and that now could be a great time to invest in real estate in

Online Microfinance Evaluation tool will help validate the industry, says AAA

Socially responsible investors are welcoming the launch of a new web-based analytics platform specifically designed to evaluate microfinance funds, claims AAA. Boston, MA, May 26, 2012 - Socially responsible investors are welcoming the launch of a new web-based analytics platform specifically designed to evaluate microfinance funds, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Luxembourg-based LuxFLAG and US-based micro financing ratings agency MicroRate, have launched Luminis, which is the first product of its kind. Alternative

Tasmania and China Emerging as Centres for Wine Investment, claims AAA

Boston, MA, USA, May 21, 2012 -- An international magazine has claimed that China and Tasmania top the list as the two best places to invest in wine, according to an alternative investment advocacy group Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The Drinks Business publication has won praise from the alternative investment industry and particularly from AAA for its Top 10 Vineyard Investments article. It found that some of the more unusual regions

UK most investors keen on Alternatives claims AAA

A new survey by Friends Provident, which has won the support of AAA, has discovered that investors in the UK are particularly keen to invest in alternative asset classes at the moment. Boston, MA, May 15, 2012 - A new survey by Friends Provident, which has won the support of Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), has discovered that investors in the UK are particularly keen to invest in alternative asset classes at

Romanian Real Estate Popular with Alternative Investors, says AAA

Boston, MA, USA, May 12, 2012 -- Alternative investors are turning their attention towards real estate in Romania and Bulgaria, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group claims that real estate is still a popular alternative asset class to those who are shying away from equities while the economy remains volatile. In Europe, investors who were putting their cash into property in Ireland and Spain have now

AAA claims Alternative investment will be boosted by Euro elections

The latest news that election results in France and Greece reflected strong anti-austerity sentiment could lead the way for even more interest in alternative asset classes, claims AAA. Boston, MA, May 09, 2012 - The latest news that election results in France and Greece reflected strong anti-austerity sentiment could lead the way for even more interest in alternative asset classes, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The weekend’s elections in France and Greece

Brazil looks Set to Remain Popular with Investors, claims AAA

Boston, MA, USA, May 5, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis, (AAA) said that Brazil is set to remain the focus of much of the world’s alternative investment attention in the coming years. The views from the Alternative investment advocacy organization reflect those expressed by HSBC Global Asset Management’s Pedro Bastos. He recently spoke at a briefing on the health of the region to investors in Malaysia. He said that the country remained

AAA support Health care Benefits of Impact investing

A new form of impact investing could lead to a rise in life expectancy by helping to deal with the causes of health problems, according to analysts and AAA. Boston, MA, May 05, 2012 - A new form of impact investing could lead to a rise in life expectancy by helping to deal with the causes of health problems, according to analysts and Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). A new white paper from

Investing in whisky can pay off claims AAA

Boston, MA, USA, May 3, 2012 -- Although the wine investment market is going through a tough spell at the moment, investing in whisky could still be worth considering for those who want to turn a hobby into a money-spinner, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group claims that there is money to be made from investing in rare Scotch and other whiskies, that could grow in

AAA welcomes news that Japanese Pension Funds are turning to Alternatives

A new survey by JPMorgan Chase has found that Japanese pension funds are eager to invest more in alternative investments – and particularly in hedge funds. Boston, MA, April 26, 2012 - A new survey by JPMorgan Chase has found that Japanese pension funds are eager to invest more in alternative investments – and particularly in hedge funds. The move towards alternative asset classes is due to the fallout from a loss

Dubai back on Real Estate Investors Wish-List, says AAA

Boston, MA, USA, April 26, 2012 -- Just a few years after a price crash among properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), investors are starting to return to the country, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The National Bank of Abu Dhabi is hoping to attract wealthy investors who may be looking for an alternative investment asset class to invest in. It wants to buy up UAE real estate with

AAA welcomes Australian investment in Timberland

AAA has reported that a high profile institutional investor in Australia has invested heavily in forest land. Boston, MA, April 24, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has reported that a high profile institutional investor in Australia has invested heavily in forest land. QIC’s Alternative Beta Fund has invested heavily with US based forestry timberland firm Molpus Woodlands Group. The investment involves the fund buying up some 42,000 acres of forests that

Brazil is Attracting Alternative Investors, says AAA

Boston, MA, USA, April 14, 2012 -- Brazil is attracting a huge amount of investment attention at the moment, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), who urges investors to consider the Latin American country as a place to make some cash. A large number of people who had never before considered alternative investments are now taking a closer look at some possibilities in emerging economies, such as Brazil, China and India. “It’s

Commodities could be Big earner for Alternative investors, claims AAA

Commodity investors are expected to reap the benefits of increasing prices this year, according to recent forecasts by Barclays Capital. Boston, MA, April 11, 2012 - Commodity investors are expected to reap the benefits of increasing prices this year, according to recent forecasts by Barclays Capital. Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) would like to add timber to the list of commodities being recommended by experts. Copper is one commodity that is forecast to

Bamboo could prove a Good Investment, says AAA

Boston, MA, USA, April 4, 2012 -- Investors seeking a new, sustainable plantation investment could consider investing in fast-growing species like bamboo, explains Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). Bamboo is being celebrated by many as a new ‘super material’ which can be grown quickly in plantations, which also help to absorb carbon from the atmosphere if managed sustainably. The mature plants are harvested, while others continue to grow in a sustainable cycle,

AAA welcomes New on Institutional investors' interest in Alternatives

Figures suggest that over a quarter of all searches carried out by institutional investors, relating to new mandates, are expected to be looking for alternative investments. Boston, MA, March 30, 2012 - According to new figures from a survey carried out by eVestment Alliance in the US, over a quarter of all searches carried out by institutional investors, relating to new mandates, are expected to be looking for alternative investments. The

College Impact investing challenge welcomed by AAA

Highlighting the popularity of alternative investments is this year’s International Impact Investing Challenge at Northwestern University and the University of California, which has been welcomed by AAA. Boston, MA, March 23, 2012 - Highlighting the popularity of alternative investments and impact investing is this year’s International Impact Investing Challenge at Northwestern University and the University of California, which has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The challenge, run by the universities’

AAA Reports: Pension Funds Quadruple Exposure to Alternatives

Boston, MA, USA, March 23, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has pointed out that the largest pension markets in the world have notably increased their exposure to alternative investments in recent years. Analysis from Spence Johnson, the market intelligence firm, found that the top seven pension markets in the world increased their exposure to assets such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate, by 400 per cent between 2001

The Guardian and AAA back Oikocredit impact investment fund

Boston, MA, USA, March 06, 2012 -- A fund offering investors 2 per cent returns on ethical, socially responsible investment projects has won backing from The Guardian and Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The newspaper and the alternative investment advocacy group are both supporting the Oikocredit investment fund, which is based in the Netherlands and provides small loans to help people living in developing countries. A recent article in the broadsheet explained

AAA welcome Emerald Knight Director's support of Ethical investments

AAA has welcomed support for ethical investments from the director of Emerald Knight, Robert Hague. Boston, MA, March 02, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed support for ethical investments from the director of Emerald Knight, Robert Hague. The alternative investment advocacy group has spoken out in support of Mr Hague’s assertions that just because an asset class is ethical, does not mean it won’t produce some very healthy yields for

Huffington Post Blog advocates Impact investment says AAA

Alternative investment advocacy group AAA says that a recent blog in the Huffington Post offers a great endorsement of impact investing. Boston, MA, February 23, 2012 - Alternative investment advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), says that a recent blog in the Huffington Post offers a great endorsement of impact investing. It explains how impact investment funds have an ethos of “doing good while doing well”, which highlights the fact that making

AAA welcomes pro-alternative article by investing expert

Boston, MA, USA, February 20, 2012 -- A recent article by City Commodities investment manager, Dan Fox, written in myfinances.co.uk, has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). AAA is an alternative investment advocacy group and its analysis partner, Anthony Johnson claims that Mr Fox’s article highlights some very important benefits of alternative investments. Mr Fox claimed that most investors would enjoy the process of investing in alternative assets more than

AAA supports calls to make Impact investing easier

AAA, an ethical and alternative investment advocacy group has spoken out to support a recent article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, which called for social investing to be made easier for those who are not super-wealthy. Boston, MA, February 15, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an ethical and alternative investment advocacy group has spoken out to support a recent article in the UK’s Guardian newspaper, which called for social investing

AAA: Billionaire's decision to invest in forestry shows ethical approach

Boston, MA, USA, February 14, 2012 -- A billionaire investor has this week opted to put much of his cash in forestry investments, in a move that has been welcomed by alternative and ethical investment advocates, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). New Zealand-born and Singapore-based billionaire, Richard Chandler has decided to invest some $150 million into Tasmanian timber group Gunns, which means that he is now one of the their largest shareholders.

AAA advocates investing in vintage fashion

Investing in vintage designer fashion is catching on as one of the more unusual alternative investment asset classes, according to AAA. Boston, MA, February 09, 2012 - Investing in vintage designer fashion is catching on as one of the more unusual alternative investment asset classes, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group claims that people with an interest in fashion, as well as people simply with an interest

Pension Figures show alternatives competing with traditional investments: AAA

A new survey showing major interest in alternative investments among pension funds demonstrates how alternatives are now competing with traditional asset classes like never before, claims AAA. Boston, MA, February 07, 2012 - A new survey showing major interest in alternative investments among pension funds demonstrates how alternatives are now competing with traditional asset classes like never before, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The new survey by Pensions & Investments looks at

Chinese rush to buy gold as alternative investment, claims AAA

The week-long new year festival in China has prompted huge sales in gold, as more and more Chinese investors turn to alternative asset classes, according to AAA. Boston, MA, February 02, 2012 - The week-long new year festival in China has prompted huge sales in gold, as more and more Chinese investors turn to alternative asset classes, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The alternative investment advocacy group welcomed the news of

AAA said Chinese are savvy to be investing in Australian property

Boston, MA, USA, January 30, 2012 -- Savvy Chinese investors are showing increasing interest in Australian real estate, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). AAA’s claim comes off the back of new figures from real estate firm CBRE, which found that Chinese investors account for a growing proportion of foreign real estate development in Australia. Some 30 per cent of the real estate developers in Australia are foreign and nine per

AAA welcomed publication of FSA paper on Alternative investments

AAA has welcomed the publication of the Financial Services Authority’s discussion paper based on EU plans to more closely monitor alternative investments. Boston, MA, January 27, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed the publication of the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) discussion paper based on EU plans to more closely monitor alternative investments. Far from being something alternative investors of funds should fear, the regulator’s paper, entitled ‘Implementation of the Alternative

Stamp collecting can be 'profitable' asserts AAA

Alternative investment advocacy group AAA has noted the increasing popularity of stamp collecting as a means of generating funds through a hobby. Boston, MA, USA, January 25, 2012 -- Stamp collecting is becoming increasingly popular as a money-making hobby and can actually prove profitable in these economic times, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA). The statement from the alternative investment advocacy group follows the announcement of solid profits at a UK-based stamp dealer,

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