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Barak Fund management (‘Barak’) is an African-focused fund manager operating in the credit space with funds diversified along the yield curve. Barak has become synonymous with trade finance given the flagship Structured Trade Finance (STF) Fund has a decade long track record with a 100% hit rate. With assets under management (AUM) of approximately USD 900 million, the majority of which is concentrated in trade an working capital (95%), the team of over 40 are spread across Africa to Europe, covering Mauritius (fund domicile), Johannesburg (advisor), Cape Town, Nairobi, Abidjan, Accra and London.
With exposure to over 25 countries (predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa) and 30+ commodities, the fund manager has deployed over USD 2,5 billion to finance trade and more recently CAPEX in Africa. With a growing lack of funding given the increasingly difficult regulatory constraints on banking, Barak is a key partner for traders and businesses, facilitating trade and ultimately growth on the continent.