Hubbis is a company that specialises in providing wealth management institutions with quality online content and training. The events that Hubbis undertakes attract the most experienced wealth advisors in the region across a broad spectrum of investors and industry experts – ranging from institutions, to family and private investment offices, to ultra-high-net-worth Individuals.
Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the first agroforestry Investment company that Hubbis has invited to appear at one of its events, and its presence, not surprisingly, stimulated a great deal of curiosity and interest. Nearly 300 delegates were in eager attendance to learn about the award-winning plantation management company and discover the impulses and processes behind an industry-leading vertically integrated business model. Many were intrigued to find out exactly what APC does, and how the now firmly-established industry giant has achieved such a high level of success.
APC was represented by its Business Development Director, Asia Pacific, Mr John Berry, who explained to delegates the ever-increasing need for portfolio diversification, and the imperative to include forestry assets in such portfolios at this juncture in investment history. Mr Berry expounded on the excellent track record of the forestry investment sector, which over many years has seen a very positive risk/reward correlation, and an excellent hedge against more traditional asset-based investment profiles.
He was also proud to be able to detail the company’s ethos and the values that it embraces – those of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and respect for the environment. APC has had a positive effect on all the communities based in and around its plantation operations, with an attendant respect for local traditions, and ensuring that both workers and their families are educated in responsible business matters while also assuming their roles as custodians of the environment. Not only does APC remunerate its workers generously, it also instructs them on modern farming and plantation techniques, including the processes of inter planting and inter cropping that enable them to supplement their income further.
After this first successful collaboration, Asia Plantation Capital and Hubbis are looking forward to joining forces again in the future to organised more events, with the next one scheduled to be held on the 13th of July 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.