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Traditional bank finance continues to be constrained and, in many cases, unavailable for small and medium-sized enterprises due to regulatory changes. This has resulted in a substantial structural funding gap for non-bank lenders to fill. Moreover, data from the Asian Development Bank suggests the current USD 1.5 trillion global trade finance shortage is expected to increase over the next two years.

As the credit lines of large global banks remain curbed, active investment opportunities continue to open up in select high quality trade finance transactions across regions and multiple strategic commodities (i.e. cocoa, copper, sugar, metals). There is a clear demand for funding throughout the supply chain spectrum from producer, processor / refiner to distributor / merchant trader.