Established in 2016, the EFA Real Economy Income Trust (EFA RET) is a direct lending vehicle that provides structured, senior secured loans to mid-market companies operating along the value chains of real economy sectors. Capitalizing on increasing demand and unique market opportunities in direct lending, the EFA RET is able to address investors’ search for superior risk-adjusted returns and uncorrelated yield.
The EFA RET leverages on the Group’s exhaustive track records, credit histories and relationships with its trade finance borrower base. This allows access to a substantial flow of information and market intelligence, as well as a captive stream of quality, mid-term asset-financing opportunities. EFA has historically capitalized on this proprietary deal flow on an ad hoc and opportunistic basis, placing deals internally and externally.