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Zimbabwe Update: What’s next as the country enters a new era?

Zimbabwe Update: What’s next as the country enters a new era?

Harare, Nov 22nd 2017 – Early Tuesday evening, November 21st, ex-President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe tendered his resignation with immediate effect as an impeachment hearing to remove him from office was underway in the capital. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him on Monday.

African Development Bank Report: Trade Finance in Africa

African Development Bank Report: Trade Finance in Africa

AfDB, October 2017 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to discuss new findings within the trade finance landscape in Africa. The objective of this report is to deepen the understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa.

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.

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.

Launching of Barak Shariah Trade Finance Fund

Launching of Barak Shariah Trade Finance Fund

Barak Fund Management, after some consideration over the past few years, has decided to go ahead and launch a Trade Finance Fund focusing on fully Shariah-compliant transactions. The Fund will be based on the same underlying strategy as the current flagship Barak Structured Trade Finance Fund (short-term, asset-backed alternate credit lending in the sub-Sahara African region), however will be mandated to invest in Shariah-compliant trades.

Obama Promotes Trade, Investment Between U.S. and Africa

Obama Promotes Trade, Investment Between U.S. and Africa

Speaking at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York a day after his final appearance at the UN General Assembly, the U.S. President Barak Obama made a strong point towards the required strengthening that is needed between U.S. and African trade. He made the point that Africa is not just looking for Aid, but rather to grow and strive in the global markets trade and investment is critical.

Welcome

Welcome

Dear Reader

Welcome to the newly launched Barak Fund Management Blog! The thought process behind setting this social interaction platform up stemmed from the nature of the business that Barak is involved with on a daily basis – that is, ever-shifting and changing activities that are required to be able to manage and operate a successful fund management business.

A New Appointment

A New Appointment

It has been a busy three months for all at Barak, and given the work that has progressed
with the setting up of the three new Funds that are going to fall under Barak’s
management at the beginning of Q2 2016, the management team has felt it necessary
to strengthen the team and get a full-time capital-raising resource onboard to assist
with the company’s continuing expansion.