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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.

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.