AAA Welcomes News of Abu Dhabi Investment in Brazil
News that United Arab Emirates investment vehicle, Mubadala, is looking
into investing in Brazil has been welcomed by alternative investment
advocacy and analysis group, AAA (Alternative Asset Analysis).
Boston, MA, May 05, 2011 -- AAA’s partner and experienced fund manager
Anthony Johnson said, “Mubabada’s interest in Brazil comes at a time when
investment in emerging economies is growing in popularity.
“This kind of well-thought-out strategy helps investors reap the benefits
of getting into economies early when they have a long way to go in terms
of growth. This investment approach also helps countries like Brazil to
The chairman of Mubadala, Waleed Al Muhairi, has recently met with
Fernando Pimentel, the Brazilian Minister of Development, Industry and
Foreign Trade, according to the Arab Brazil News Agency. A spokesperson
for the government in the UAE told the media that it had a total of $13
billion that it wanted to invest in industries including oil and gas,
aerospace, infrastructure and aluminium.
Agribusiness investment was also being mulled, according to reports. This
could involve investment in forestry through firms such as Greenwood
Management, which provide institutions and individuals with the chance to
invest in sustainable forestry plantations in Brazil. Investments in
Brazilian timber plantations have generated some impressive returns in
recent years as the asset class proves increasingly attractive as a safer
option during volatile economic times. This is according to AAA, which is
keen to encourage investment in alternative assets – particularly
sustainable, socially responsible projects in emerging markets.
Brazil’s average annual GDP growth rate is over five per cent, making it
one of the fastest growing economies in the world. “Brazil is proving
extremely popular with fund managers at the moment,” claimed Mr Johnson.
“It’s a been a major success story and proof that investors can really
reap rewards by opting to put their money into emerging markets.”
Brazilian real estate has also shown major signs of growth in recent
months with more and more investment opportunities opening themselves to
foreign investors who want to buy up some property in the sun-soaked
country. Others are developing new property to fulfil demand for homes
and holiday apartments in popular holiday destinations. The tourism trade
in Brazil has gone from strength to strength since the country’s economy
started to recover.
The UAE government claims that Al Muhairi is expected to return to Brazil
next month to take part in further discussions about investing in the
agribusiness sector in the country.
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