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The upsurge of a real estate investor : Jack Brown @ Invest Islands : With a deep-rooted passion for sustainable development, nothing brings Jack more satisfaction than helping investors realise their dreams of owning a slice of paradise and ensuring they exit with an excellent return. Jack is particularly proud of the Invest Islands Foundation who work hard to improve the quality of life of the local communities in Lombok including building a school and building a new recycling centre for waste collected from the ocean.

Nothing brings Jack more satisfaction than helping investors realise their dreams of owning a slice of paradise and ensuring they exit with an excellent return. He is brimming with excitement for the future and has plans to partner with leading resort management companies like Six Senses, now part of the Intercontinental group. He aims to accelerate global marketing and therefore increase occupancy much faster, compared to working with local firms, as well as offering a higher level of maintenance, security and ROI for investors.

Invest Islands Jack Brown on investment opportunities in Indonesia : Rating agency Moody’s Investor Service (Moody’s) increased the Republic of Indonesia National Credit Rating (SCR) from Baa3 / Positive Outlook to Stable Baa2 / Outlook on April 13, 2018.. As the country’s vulnerability to external shocks declines; macroeconomic stability and fiscal discipline, coupled with ongoing reforms, suggest that policy effectiveness is improving. Standard & Poor’s credit rating for Indonesia stands at BB+ with a positive outlook. Fitch’s credit rating for Indonesia was last reported at BBB- with a positive outlook.

Indonesia’s strong economic growth and favorable demographics make it a great country for investors, but there are several risks that investors should be aware of before committing any capital. For instance, the country’s strong growth makes it a premier target for inflation, while the country has a greater geopolitical risk than developed countries like the United States. Strong Historic Growth. Indonesia has been one of the best performing investments throughout the world economic crisis that began in 2008. In fact, it was the only economy posting any real economic growth in 2011 and continues to grow in the years since.

“Operating across the Asia Pacific region, Invest Islands is a land brokerage company based in Lombok Indonesia, with strategic offices in Hong Kong under Asian Island Group. I currently oversee all of the aspects of the Asian Island Group. I also travel to the development sites and visit the Invest Islands Foundation Charity projects. Additionally, I frequently travel to the plantation field at the foot of Mount Rinjani that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to the Invest Islands Resort in Torok Bay.”

USD 23 billion in impact investing opportunities. A conservative estimate by my team at Mekar and myself sets the impact investment potential at USD 23+ billion over the next five years. The Mekar report concluded that the largest opportunities lay in renewable energy, agriculture and fisheries, water, private education and financial services. The report covers 17 sectors of industry with high impact and commercial potential, it looks at the risks, trends and opportunities within these sectors. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) reports that over the last decade some USD 3.7 billion in impact investments flowed into Indonesia. A small portion of this USD 148 million is from private impact investors, the rest from development finance institutions (DFIs). Agribusiness and Financial services received the majority of the capital, where DFI’s tended to use debt and private investors equity finance.

Going about his work with an infectious smile, Jack fills rare moments of downtime exploring his interest in art as well as travelling to Barcelona, where he invested in property in 2016, and back to Scotland to see friends and family. Find more information on Invest Islands.

Marian Vasilescu

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