Gerry Afentakis, head of strategic development at EFA Group, talks Alt Credit through some real life examples of how trade finance can work for businesses, but also improve ESG, even in some of the most sensitive commodities and regions.
Canadian impact investor taps into growing demand for finance from Turkish SMEs
The EFA Financial Institutions Debt Fund will provide short and mid-term financing to leading banks and financial institutions in emerging and developing economies, giving investors access to these rapidly expanding financial sectors.
Our report, Connecting Worlds, Creating Impact Through Financing, summarizes our growth and activities for 2017.
EFA Group is pleased to announce that they have been named the Best Alternative Credit Specialist Singapore 2017 for the second consecutive year by the Global Banking & Finance Review.
EFA Group is delighted to announce its first ever partnership with the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), by adopting its Para Cycling High Performance Programme for 2018.
Deep Singh, head of investments at EFA Group was recently interviewed by Euromoney on how trade finance is pursuing institutional funds.
The development of trade finance as an asset class is at a comparatively early stage. EFA Group has collaborated with TXF to produce this market report that aims to identify the factors both driving and holding it back; and to evaluate which factors could stimulate a flourishing in the asset class over the next few years.
Gerry Afentakis, EFA’s head of strategic development was recently interviewed by Euromoney as part of their report for the Trade Finance Survey 2018.
Working with Greenwich Associates, we are pleased to release a white paper on the subject of trade finance as a new asset class for institutional investors.
Effective 15 August 2017, the Galena Commodity Trade Finance Fund has been renamed to EFA Syndicated Commodity Trade Finance Fund
We are pleased to release this article by Head of Strategic Development, Gerry Afentakis, on Funding the SME Gap.
EFA joins as a corporate member of Chatham House, an independent policy institute based in London.
Gerry Afentakis, Head of Strategic Development, talks about the appeal of commodity trade finance funds for investors
Nicolas Sanchez, EFA's Executive Board Member in Geneva, was interviewed by Geneva newspaper, L'Agefi
Jacques-Olivier Thomann joins EFA as Senior Advisor
The article features highlights of the panel that addressed opportunities and barriers at the ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting in Singapore.
Nicolas Sanchez, EFA's Executive Board Member in Geneva, talks about the opportunity for niche players.
LH Asian Trade Finance Fund posts August gain amid markets tumble
Even in recent market volatility, trade finance remains resilient and our funds maintain their positive performance.
LH Asian Trade Finance Fund has been shortlisted as a finalist in the HFMWeek Asia Performance Awards 2015 under the Credit category
Executive Chairman Christian Stauffer shares his views on how wealth managers can retain clients
EFA Group CEO Francois Dotta talks about the shift in commodity financing in Asia in the July/August issue of GTR
This year's win at the Trade Finance Awards for Excellence 2015 marks EFA Group's fourth consecutive win since 2012
Francois Dotta joins in a panel discussion on the next big opportunity in Islamic Finance
LH Asian Trade Finance Fund Awarded Most Consistent Asia-based Fund at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015
Expansion Meets Rising Demand for Alternative Financing in GCC Region
Francois Dotta talks about commodity trade financing with Bernie Lo from CNBC Asia
EFA has won the awards for Best Niche Income Strategy - Asia and Boutique Investment Manager of the Year - Asia at the 2015 International Fund Awards
Christian Stauffer discusses EFA Group’s performance, structural aspect of commodity trade finance strategy and its impact on NAV with Eurekahedge CEO, Alexander Mearns
New identity reflects Group's extended focus
EFA has been shortlisted for Most Consistent Asia-Based Fund in the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015
Craig Dimmick participates in a panel discussion on the role of Institutional Investors in Trade Finance and increasing global trade financing capacity
EFA was nominated for Credit Fund of 2014 and Credit Fund – Long Term Performance, in the Investors Choice Awards 2015
EFA shortlisted in WealthBriefing Singapore Awards 2015 for Independent Wealth Manager and Alternative Investment Manager
Christian Stauffer talks about a shifting distributor-manufacturer relationship
Francois Dotta takes part in panel discussion on shadow banking and alternative investors
Francois Dotta discusses the consolidation, stability and dominance of the major trading houses
Francois Dotta speaks about trade finance in this Opalesque TV feature
Francois Dotta joins a panel discussion on the current Asian financial environment
L'Agefi (Switzerland) reports on EuroFin Asia Group (Geneva) becoming the first trade finance fund manager to become a member of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA)
Xavier Burkhardt joins fellow panelists to discuss about finding the most value in Asia
Nicolas Sanchez speaks at the CTA Geneva Conference on Alternative Financing of Commodities
Geoffroy Ganshof discusses how to deliver investment performance with fellow panelists at the Hubbis Wealth Think 2014
EFA voted Best Alternative Trade Financier in Asia Pacific at the GTR Asia Leaders in Trade 2014
EFA integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision-making process
EFA voted Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific at the Trade Finance Awards for Excellence 2014
Francois Dotta and Nicolas Sanchez join panel discussions at the 11th Annual Global Commodity Finance Conference 2014
hristian Stauffer joins a panel discussion at the 5th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference Asia in Singapore
EFA recognized at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards and wins Highly Commended Award for Multi-Family Office
EFA featured in GTR’s case study article on bridging gaps, enabling trade
EFA Wins Best Boutique Fund Manager of the Year Asia Pacific Award at the 2014 International Hedge Fund Awards
EFA shortlisted for Best Independent Wealth Manager & Multi-Family Office Asia at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2014
EFA Inks a US$1.5million trade financing agreement with DMCC Tradeflow, a UAE-based agricultural trader
Christian Stauffer featured in Asia Asset Management’s article on Trade finance asset class a fertile ground for innovative product
Nicolas Sanchez gives his opinion on trade finance funds on L’Agefi (Switzerland)
Geoffroy Ganshof joins discussion on taking independent models to the next level in Asia
EFA Wins Most Innovative Product – Singapore at Asia Asset Management’s 2013 Best of the Best Awards
Islamic Trade Finance Fund is one of three nominees for Leading Islamic Fund Award at the 2013 Global Islamic Economy Summit
EFA and Asiya Investments featured in this special report on Islamic Trade Finance
Christian Stauffer joins a dialogue at the Asiya Investment Symposium
EFA contributes an article on trade finance in The National
A feature on Hubbis touching on the role for trade finance in the market
Christian Stauffer speaks to Asia Today on offering trade finance as an asset class
Christian Stauffer speaks about trade finance in this Opalesque TV feature
Christian Stauffer Takes Part in Opalesque Roundtable Series 2013 Singapore
EFA voted Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific in the Trade Finance Magazine Awards For Excellence Poll 2013
Christian Stauffer writes about trade finance as an emerging asset class
EFA signs and adopts the UNPRI
EFA Nominated to Best Fund Manager Asia in the WealthBriefingAsia 2013 Awards
Trade finance presents an interesting opportunity for investors who want to generate yield without taking on excessive rate and credit risk.
The 2016 edition of the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance reports on developments in trade and financing trade.
The ADB trade finance survey quantifies market gaps for trade finance and explores their impact on growth and jobs.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) released a study focusing on SMEs’ lack of access to trade finance, providing a list of recommendations to address the gap.
Experts predict a steady stream of launches as banks retreat and managers spot new opportunities in the space
This paper offers a succinct review of trade finance loans as an investable asset class, covering the basic fundamentals, means of access, key characteristics and diversification benefits.