Global Forestry Capital expands Global Forestry Growth Fund's distribution network to include most of Europe, U.K., South America, aims to generate returns of 8-10%/year

LUXEMBOURG , October 3, 2011 (press release) – Global Forestry Capital is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its distribution network, for its Luxembourg-based, open-ended Specialized Investment Fund, the Global Forestry Growth Fund LFP PRIME SICAV - SIF S.A, to include most of Europe, the United Kingdom and South America. This expansion has been achieved through expansion of resources and strategic alliances.

Global Forestry is aiming to generate annualized returns of 8% to 10% over a medium to long term investment period, offering private and institutional share classes in GBP, EUR and USD. "Prior to the fund's launching we forecasted that Global Forestry would be well received and be a ground breaking financial product," said Jose C. Garcia, Director of Global Forestry Capital. "Current results are exceeding all of our expectations, with a growing interest from a wide array of investment markets. We have recently signed important strategic alliances with very successful and experienced local partners across the globe, and look for this expansion into the rest of Europe and Latin America to accelerate this growing trend."

The fund is set to provide investors with an opportunity to benefit from long term capital growth from investing directly and indirectly in sustainable forestry plantations, land and private equity ventures within the forestry sector. As a fully regulated, transparent investment vehicle, the fund provides investors with uncorrelated returns, regulatory oversight, tax compliance, transparency and appropriate and independent valuation.

"Our current success is a direct effect of the fund's structure, which is what investors were looking for all along," said Stefan Proietti, Director of Global Forestry Capital. "But, I truly believe our current rapid development is also due to our proposition's minimal correlation to the global markets, whose present volatility has resulted in the growing awareness of alternative assets in the investment community. Investors are now aware that stable and consistent returns can be more easily met in alternative investment classes, such as forestry".

About Global Forestry Capital Sarl
Global Forestry Capital SARL (GFC) is a Luxembourg based investment and advisory firm focused on sustainable forestry and forestry related assets. GFC specializes in ecological alternative asset strategy consulting and fund development. GFC is also a provider of alternative risk finance and product consulting for ethical, social and ecological investments. For more information on Global Forestry Capital and its services, please visit or contact us at

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