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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.

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.

Investment Philosophy

Investment Philosophy

Amidst tough global and local market conditions that the trade finance space has had to endure, it remains a fundamentally important aspect of the company to maintain continuously comprehensive due diligence procedures from both a client and investor perspective. In the Investor Relations space, there have been numerous queries from both prospective and current investors as to why returns have been consistently easing over the last couple of years, and there are a few reasons as to why this is the case. Although it may appear that the Investment Team isn’t changing the Fund’s strategy to fit volatile conditions, this is certainly not so currently.

Strong tailwinds behind trade finance funds

Strong tailwinds behind trade finance funds

Investors seeking shelter from more volatile areas of the credit market are taking a close look at the growing number of trade finance funds being launched. The niche strategy, with only 20 funds globally according to industry estimates, offers steady, uncorrelated yields at a time when market instability has negatively impacted hedge fund performance, according to trade finance asset managers.