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Author: Giles Hedley - Advisor to Barak Fund Management

Emerging Market Fund Managers Invest USD22 Billion in Deals: H1 2017

Emerging Market Fund Managers Invest USD22 Billion in Deals: H1 2017

EMPEA, August 2017 – Capital deployed in EM transactions by Fund Managers represents the highest half-year total since EMPEA began reporting on EM investments in 2008. Private capital fund managers, encompassing private equity, infrastructure and private credit funds, invested US$22 billion in disclosed deals in emerging markets in the first six months of 2017.

The World Bank & UNCTAD: Responsible Agricultural Investments Workshop 2017

The World Bank & UNCTAD: Responsible Agricultural Investments Workshop 2017

 

Johannesburg, South Africa – On July 12th, the World Bank and UNCTAD hosted a Private Sector Workshop on Responsible Agricultural Investment day, aimed at Emerging Markets and in particular a strong focus on Africa. With Barak’s continuous drive to be the leading alternative financier in Africa and to maintain a focus on responsible investing with its borrowers and projects, two Barak members attended and found the discussions particularly interesting and useful.

Fixed Income and Africa-focused Funds Lead Resurgence in Q1 2017

Fixed Income and Africa-focused Funds Lead Resurgence in Q1 2017

HedgeNews Africa Q2 2017 Publication – Fixed Income Funds in the HedgeNews Africa database continued to make gains through March 2017, the HedgeNews Africa Quarterly Journal of the African Alternatives and Hedge Fund Community publication noted. The publication furthermore announced that Africa-focused funds also had a solid start to the year, with the HedgeNews Africa Pan-Africa/AME Index sitting 2.82% higher for the quarter.

Successful Africa GTR 2017 Trade Finance Week Concludes in Cape Town

Successful Africa GTR 2017 Trade Finance Week Concludes in Cape Town

Africa GTR Trade Finance Week 2017 – The African leg of the Global Trade Review Trade Finance Week finished up on Friday 10th of March down in sunny Cape Town South Africa, with the 11th running of the Event being regarded as another successful week for the market’s leading pan-African trade finance gathering.

Hedge Funds Remain Bullish on Commodity Revival in 2017

Hedge Funds Remain Bullish on Commodity Revival in 2017

Bloomberg Markets – Whilst markets in general did not have an easy time in 2016 given the many factors that had a large-scale negative global impact for the year, commodities had a resurgence in 2016, with their first annual advance since 2010. Hedge funds globally are signaling these gains will continue this year for many of the markets, a sign that is sure to generate hype for many investors around the world who have been waiting this sentiment for some hard years.

Barak joins AIMA Membership: Alternative Investment Management Association

Barak joins AIMA Membership: Alternative Investment Management Association

As 2016 nears its end, Barak Fund Management has signed an Agreement with the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) in order to align its compliancy structures with global alternative investment standards. This strategic decision was undertaken as Barak’s flagship Structured Trade Finance Fund has had a strong year of AUM growth and reporting requirements have become a core investor focus.