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.
Private timberland investments since 1991
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.