High risk investment
important information

Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest

Don’t invest unless you’re prepared to lose all the money you invest

Risk warnings

You should not rely on the information or opinions set out here before making an investment or other decision but should obtain appropriate and specific professional advice of your own.

Nothing contained in this notice constitutes or should be construed to constitute investment, legal, tax or other advice.

The information supplied is not and in no way should be construed to constitute a recommendation with respect to the purchase or sale of any investment.

In particular:
Existing tax rules and legislation may change over time and changes can be retrospective. The value of any tax reliefs depends on the personal circumstances of the investors, who should consult their own tax advisers before making an investment.

Whilst the contents of this notice are provided in good faith for information purposes only, no representation or warranty, express or implied is given by Gresham House Asset Management Limited or by any of its directors, members, or employees as to its accuracy or completeness or that it is up to date, and it should not be relied on as such.

To the fullest extent allowed by law and the rules and regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority, Gresham House Asset Management Limited and its directors, members and employees shall not be liable, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise howsoever, for any losses, damages, costs or expenses of whatever nature (including (without limitation) any consequential, indirect or unforeseeable loss or loss of bargain, opportunity or profit) incurred or suffered by you or any third party arising out of or in connection with the use of the contents of this notice.

For a full list of risks, please see the Information Memorandums.

✓  Insured risks
  • Crops are generally only at risk up to ten years of age
  • Should damage occur the site requires clearing and replanting


Public liability
  • Each property is covered up to £10mn
⚠  Uninsured risks
Loss of production from pests or disease
  • Can be mitigated through a portfolio providing geographic diversification, spread of age classes and sound, proactive management


  • Crops are generally at risk from 20 years of age upwards
  • From 35 years of age upwards, mature crops can typically be salvaged with no loss of value and minimal increased working costs


Regime change
  • Regime change (e.g. removal of tax incentives in a particular jurisdiction can be mitigated by diversifying across geographies and taking a long-term view on hold period)
  • International agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement recognise the essential role forests play in the long-term health of our planet, in contributing to sustainable development, and in meeting the shared risk of climate change
Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be very complex and high risk.
What are the key risks?
1. You could lose all the money you invest
  • If the business offering this investment fails, there is a high risk that you will lose all your money. Businesses like this often fail as they usually use risky investment strategies.
  • Advertised rates of return aren’t guaranteed. This is not a savings account. If the issuer doesn’t pay you back as agreed, you could earn less money than expected or nothing at all. A higher advertised rate of return means a higher risk of losing your money. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
  • These investments are very occasionally held in an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). While any potential gains from your investment will be tax free, you can still lose all your money. An IFISA does not reduce the risk of the investment or protect you from losses.
2. You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), in relation to claims against failed regulated firms, does not cover investments in unregulated collective investment schemes. You may be able to claim if you received regulated advice to invest in one, and the adviser has since failed. Try the FSCS investment protection checker at the following address: https://www.fscs.org.uk/check/investment-protection-checker/

Protection from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) does not cover poor investment performance. If you have a complaint against an FCA-regulated firm, FOS may be able to consider it. Learn more about FOS protection at the following address: https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/consumers

3. You are unlikely to get your money back quickly
  • This type of business could face cash-flow problems that delay payments to investors. It could also fail altogether and be unable to repay any of the money owed to you.
  • You are unlikely to be able to cash in your investment early by selling your investment. In the rare circumstances where it is possible to sell your investment in a ‘secondary market’, you may not find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.
  • You may have to pay exit fees or additional charges to take any money out of your investment early.
4. This is a complex investment
  • This kind of investment has a complex structure based on other risky investments, which makes it difficult for the investor to know where their money is going.
  • This makes it difficult to predict how risky the investment is, but it will most likely be high.
  • You may wish to get financial advice before deciding to invest.
5. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
  • Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well.
  • A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments: https://www.fca.org.uk/investsmart/5-questions-ask-you-invest


If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website at the following address: https://www.fca.org.uk/investsmart

For further information about unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS), visit the FCA’s website at the following address: https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/unre