ABOUT IWC

Comprehensive international timberland investment management coverage

Since the firm’s establishment in 1991, IWC has worked closely with institutional investors to develop customised private timberland investment programmes. IWC has an international staff of about 26; of the firm’s 23 investment professionals over half have forestry backgrounds. The team has, over the years, executed on a wide range of private timberland investment opportunities in primary funds, secondaries and co-investments. In 2014, the firm held a final close for IWC Timberland Partners I K/S, with commitments of USD 230 million from leading institutional investors. It is a private timberland fund-of-funds with a global investment mandate.

The IWC group is an independent majority employee owned group. This provides team stability and a cohesive and collegiate culture.

WHAT WE DO

Institutional private timberland multi-management.

IWC’s investment process services institutional clients in their efforts to evaluate, establish, develop and manage private timberland investment programmes.

Globally, IWC provides institutional investors with access to private timberland investment opportunities primarily in primary funds, co-investments and secondaries. IWC’s sister company, IWC Investment Partners A/S provides investment management, investment advice and discretionary portfolio management regarding financial instruments to IWC Timberland Partners I K/S and other professional investors. See Governance for further information.

Primary funds: Typically refer to investments in newly established funds managed by timberland investment management organizations (“TIMOs”) with a strategy to invest primarily in commercial timberlands.

Secondaries or secondary interest in existing funds: Typically refers to investments through acquisition of fund interests from an existing investor in an already established fund managed by timberland investment management organizations (“TIMOs”) with a strategy to invest primarily in commercial timberlands.

Co-investments: Typically refer to investments alongside a primary fund in a targeted timberland asset.

OUR HISTORY

Private timberland investments since 1991

1991:
  • IWC was founded in 1991 by two Danish institutional investors, to advise institutional investors on direct private timberland investments in Europe. This remained the core activity during most of the nineties. Otto Reventlow was appointed CEO in connection with the foundation of the Company.
1998:
  • Development of multi-manager practice initiated.First primary fund investment to a strategy investing in Uruguay and Australia.
2000:
  • First primary fund investment in the US.
2001:
  • First primary fund investment to a strategy investing in New Zealand and Brazil.IWC’s focus shifts to servicing institutional clients in their development of private timberland multi manager investment programs worldwide.
2002:
  • First secondary fund investment.
2005:
  • IWC oversees private timberland programmes on behalf of institutional clients to a value of USD 0.5bn.
2007:
  • IWC oversees private timberland programmes on behalf of institutional clients to a value of USD 1.5bn.
2009:
  • IWC grows to twenty professionals.
2010:
  • IWC oversees private timberland programmes on behalf of institutional clients to a value of USD 2.5bn.
2012:
  • First co-investment. IWC Investment Partners Fondsmæglerselskab A/S established. Wholly owned by International Woodland Company Holding A/S and under the supervision of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.
2013:
  • Established CWI US, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary in the US.
2014:
  • Final closing of IWC Timberland Partners I K/S, a global private timberland fund-of-funds.
  • International Woodland Company A/S registered with the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) as of October 1.
2016:
  • IWC Investment Partners Fondsmæglerselskab A/S’ changed its name to IWC Investment Partners A/S as its investment firm license was replaced by a license as Alternative Investment Fund Manager. Wholly owned by International Woodland Company Holding A/S and under the supervision of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

We are committed to meet our clients’ investment needs and to provide an attractive working environment for all employees. IWC‘s success is defined through our ability to service institutional clients and attract, retain and develop dedicated professionals.

IWC’s development and growth focus is driven by an aspiration to exceed clients’ demand for increasingly sophisticated private timberland investment management solutions. The firm is committed to ensure that IWC has investment resources in place to meet institutional client expectation of investment performance, client service, governance and compliance.

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