Principal, ForestEdge LLC
Robert W. Hagler currently serves as Principal of ForestEdge, LLC, a timber investment and forest product consultancy he first established in 2007. Most recently, Mr. Hagler served as Head of Investment Strategy and an International Portfolio Manager at the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, positions he held after the acquisition by BTG Pactual of the Regions Timberland Group (RTG) in 2013. While at RTG, Mr. Hagler served as International Portfolio Manager, responsible for five globally oriented portfolios with assets in 6 countries on 3 continents outside of North America. Before joining RTG in 2010, Mr. Hagler was the Principal of ForestEdge Int. LLC, a registered investment advisor providing timberland investment portfolio advisory services, and third party transaction evaluations to institutional and high net worth timberland investors. Prior to that, Mr. Hagler held the position of Director for International Investment Strategies and Economic Research at Hancock Timber Resource Group, and International Portfolio Manager for Prudential Timber Investments.
In 1987, Mr. Hagler founded Wood Resources International Ltd., to improve consulting services to the international forest products community. Mr. Hagler also worked as a senior consultant with Arthur D. Little Inc., and has led and participated in a wide range of professional work in the forest products industry worldwide. Mr. Hagler has provided consulting and timber investment services within the global forest products industry for 33 years, in over 65 countries. He has addressed over 40 conferences on topics ranging from global timber supply/demand, to forest product markets and timberland investing worldwide.
Mr. Hagler’s experience and qualifications are reflected in the following review of his responsibilities and achievements.