2017


2017

  • 8 Sep

    Galena Commodity Trade Finance Fund is now EFA Syndicated Commodity Trade Finance Fund

  • 5 Sep

    EFA Group Article: Funding the SME Gap - Creating Opportunities for Businesses and Investors

    We are pleased to release this article by Head of Strategic Development, Gerry Afentakis, on Funding the SME Gap.

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  • 14 Jul

    EFA Group Named Private Debt Specialist of the Year and Flagship Fund Wins Direct Lending Hedge Fund of the Year

  • 5 Jul

    EFA Group Expands Beyond Commodities Trade Finance and Launches Supply Chain Finance Fund

  • 12 Jun

    EFA Group’s Chief Legal Officer Featured in Asian Legal Business Women in Law Feature

  • 8 Jun

    EFA Group’s Head of Receivables and Supply Chain Finance Talks About How Businesses Can Effectively Manage their Working Capital

  • 9 May

    EFA Group Strengthens Management Team with Senior Private Debt Hires

  • 5 May

    EFA Group's Chief Legal Officer & Legal Team Shortlisted in Asian Legal Business South-East Asia Law Awards 2017

  • 19 April

    Double Awards Nomination for EFA Group in Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2017

  • 14 March

    EFA Group Joins International Affairs Think Tank, Chatham House

    EFA joins as a corporate member of Chatham House, an independent policy institute based in London.

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  • 2 March

    Hedge funds shift gears on commodities - Risk.net

    Gerry Afentakis, Head of Strategic Development, talks about the appeal of commodity trade finance funds for investors

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  • 24 February

    EFA Real Economy Income Trust Nominated for Emerging Credit Fund 2016 in the Investors Choice Awards 2017

  • 8 February

    A pioneer in alternative trade finance - L'Agefi

    Nicolas Sanchez, EFA's Executive Board Member in Geneva, was interviewed by Geneva newspaper, L'Agefi

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2016


2016

  • 9 November

    EFA Group to Take Over as Investment Manager of the Galena Commodity Trade Finance Fund

  • 23 August

    EFA Group Named Best Alternative Credit Specialist in South East Asia by Global Banking & Finance Review

  • 29 July

    EFA Group Forges Industry Partnership with International Trading Institute @ SMU

  • 17 May

    EFA Group Selected as South-East Asian Sub-Advisor for TriLinc Global Impact Fund

  • 9 May

    EFA Group's In-House Legal Team Shortlisted in Asian Legal Business South-East Asia Law Awards 2016

  • 20 April

    Double Awards Nomination for EFA Group in Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2016

  • 1 April

    Private Debt Investor: Last word with EFA Group

  • 31 March

    Alt Credit Intelligence: Trade Finance: A niche sector with a strong wind behind it

  • 8 March

    EFA Group Ranks Among Top 1000 Singapore Companies in Nation’s Annual Business Guide

  • 24 Feburary

    EFA Group Reveals First Close for its New Asset-Based Direct Lending Vehicle

  • 22 January

    EFA Group Announces Appointment of Ex BNP Paribas Head as Senior Advisor

    Jacques-Olivier Thomann joins EFA as Senior Advisor

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2015


2015

  • 23 October

    Craig Dimmick Featured in TFR

    The article features highlights of the panel that addressed opportunities and barriers at the ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting in Singapore.

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  • 22 October

    The transition of commodity trade finance in Geneva - Tribune de Genève

    Nicolas Sanchez, EFA's Executive Board Member in Geneva, talks about the opportunity for niche players.

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  • 25 September

    Bloomberg cites LH Asian Trade Finance Fund as Asia's Steadiest Hedge Fund

    LH Asian Trade Finance Fund posts August gain amid markets tumble

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  • 3 September

    Trade Finance Navigates Adverse Market Conditions, Maintains Positive Monthly Streak

    Even in recent market volatility, trade finance remains resilient and our funds maintain their positive performance.

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  • 28 August

    LH Asian Trade Finance Fund Nominated in HFMWeek Asia Performance Awards 2015

    LH Asian Trade Finance Fund has been shortlisted as a finalist in the HFMWeek Asia Performance Awards 2015 under the Credit category

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  • 27 August

    Christian Stauffer Featured in Hubbis' Malaysian Wealth Management Publication 2015

    Executive Chairman Christian Stauffer shares his views on how wealth managers can retain clients

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  • 11 August

    Francois Dotta Featured in GTR Magazine

    EFA Group CEO Francois Dotta talks about the shift in commodity financing in Asia in the July/August issue of GTR

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  • 29 June

    EFA Group Awarded Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia-Pacific

    This year's win at the Trade Finance Awards for Excellence 2015 marks EFA Group's fourth consecutive win since 2012

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  • 25 June

    Christian Stauffer Joins Panel Discussion at Malaysian Wealth Management Forum 2015

  • 17 June

    EFA Wins Wealth Management Firm of the Year, Singapore

  • 3 June

    Francois Dotta Speaks at the 6th World Islamic Banking Conference in Singapore

    Francois Dotta joins in a panel discussion on the next big opportunity in Islamic Finance

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  • 27 May

    EFA Wins Most Consistent Asia-based Fund

    LH Asian Trade Finance Fund Awarded Most Consistent Asia-based Fund at the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015

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  • 14 May

    EFA Group Expands to Dubai

    Expansion Meets Rising Demand for Alternative Financing in GCC Region

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  • 11 May

    CNBC Interview with Francois Dotta

    Francois Dotta talks about commodity trade financing with Bernie Lo from CNBC Asia

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  • 6 May

    EFA Wins Two Awards at 2015 International Fund Awards

    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

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  • 6 May

    Christian Stauffer Interview with Eurekahedge

    Christian Stauffer discusses EFA Group’s performance, structural aspect of commodity trade finance strategy and its impact on NAV with Eurekahedge CEO, Alexander Mearns

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  • 4 May

    EuroFin Asia Group Rebrands to EFA Group

    New identity reflects Group's extended focus

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  • 24 April

    EFA Nominated in Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015

    EFA has been shortlisted for Most Consistent Asia-Based Fund in the Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards 2015

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  • 22 April

    Craig Dimmick Joins Panel Discussion at the ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting

    Craig Dimmick participates in a panel discussion on the role of Institutional Investors in Trade Finance and increasing global trade financing capacity

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  • 24 March

    EFA Nominated in the Investors Choice Awards 2015

    EFA was nominated for Credit Fund of 2014 and Credit Fund – Long Term Performance, in the Investors Choice Awards 2015

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  • 18 March

    EFA Nominated for Independent Wealth Manager and Alternative Investment Manager

    EFA shortlisted in WealthBriefing Singapore Awards 2015 for Independent Wealth Manager and Alternative Investment Manager

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  • 17 March

    Christian Stauffer Featured on Hubbis.com

    Christian Stauffer talks about a shifting distributor-manufacturer relationship

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  • 10 March

    Francois Dotta Takes Part in Panel Discussion at the Structured Commodity Finance 2015 conference, London

    Francois Dotta takes part in panel discussion on shadow banking and alternative investors

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  • 20 January

    Francois Dotta Speaks at the Structured Commodity Finance Asia 2015

    Francois Dotta discusses the consolidation, stability and dominance of the major trading houses

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2014


2014

  • 08 December

    Francois Dotta Interview on Opalesque TV

    Francois Dotta speaks about trade finance in this Opalesque TV feature

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  • 05 December

    Francois Dotta in the Opalesque 2014 Singapore Roundtable

    Francois Dotta joins a panel discussion on the current Asian financial environment

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  • 27 November

    EuroFin Asia Group (Geneva) Featured on L’Agefi (Switzerland)

    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)

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  • 30 October

    EFA Participates in Hubbis’ SWISS-ASIA Wealth Exchange 2014

    Xavier Burkhardt joins fellow panelists to discuss about finding the most value in Asia

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  • 09 October

    EFA Participates in the Geneva CTA Conference

    Nicolas Sanchez speaks at the CTA Geneva Conference on Alternative Financing of Commodities

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  • 24 September

    EFA Sponsors the Asian Wealth Management Forum 2014

  • 23 September

    EFA Participates in Hubbis Wealth Think 2014

    Geoffroy Ganshof discusses how to deliver investment performance with fellow panelists at the Hubbis Wealth Think 2014

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  • 16 September

    EFA Sponsors the GTR Global Commodity Trade Finance Conference in Lugano

  • 09 September

    EFA Participates in the GTR Asia Trade Finance Week 2014

  • 07 July

    EFA Awarded Best Alternative Trade Financier in Asia Pacific

    EFA voted Best Alternative Trade Financier in Asia Pacific at the GTR Asia Leaders in Trade 2014

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  • 01 July

    EFA Integrates ESG Factors in its Selection Process

    EFA integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment analysis and decision-making process

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  • 10 June

    EFA Awarded Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific

    EFA voted Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific at the Trade Finance Awards for Excellence 2014

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  • 04 June

    EFA Participates in the Annual Global Commodity Finance Conference 2014, Geneva

    Francois Dotta and Nicolas Sanchez join panel discussions at the 11th Annual Global Commodity Finance Conference 2014

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  • 02 June

    Christian Stauffer Speaks at the World Islamic Banking Conference Asia

    Christian Stauffer joins a panel discussion at the 5th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference Asia in Singapore

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  • 30 May

    EFA Wins Highly Commended Award for Multi-Family Office

    EFA recognized at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards and wins Highly Commended Award for Multi-Family Office

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  • 21 May

    EFA Featured on GTR Magazine’s Case Study Article

    EFA featured in GTR’s case study article on bridging gaps, enabling trade

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  • 15 May

    EFA Awarded Best Boutique Fund Manager of the Year

    EFA Wins Best Boutique Fund Manager of the Year, Asia Pacific Award at the 2014 International Hedge Fund Awards

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  • 24 April

    EFA Sponsors Indonesia Trade & Commodity Finance Conference

  • 08 April

    EFA Nominated for Best Independent Wealth Manager & Multi-Family Office Asia

    EFA shortlisted for Best Independent Wealth Manager & Multi-Family Office Asia at the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2014

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  • 31 March

    EFA Signs US$1.5million trade financing agreement with DMCC Tradeflow

    EFA Inks a US$1.5million trade financing agreement with DMCC Tradeflow, a UAE-based agricultural trader

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  • 20 March

    Christian Stauffer Featured in Asia Asset Management

    Christian Stauffer featured in Asia Asset Management’s article on Trade finance asset class a fertile ground for innovative product

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  • 12 March

    EFA Sponsors Global Grain Event in Asia

  • 03 March

    Nicolas Sanchez Contributes Trade Finance Article on L’Agefi (Switzerland)

    Nicolas Sanchez gives his opinion on trade finance funds on L’Agefi (Switzerland)

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  • 25 February

    EFA Sponsors 11th Annual Middle East Trade & Export Finance Conference

  • 06 February

    EFA Participates in Hubbis’ Independent Wealth Management Roundtable

    Geoffroy Ganshof joins discussion on taking independent models to the next level in Asia

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  • 04 February

    EFA Awarded for Most Innovative Product - Singapore

    EFA Wins Most Innovative Product – Singapore at Asia Asset Management’s 2013 Best of the Best Awards

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2013


2013

  • 01 December

    EFA’s Asia Islamic Trade Finance Fund Nominated for Leading Islamic Fund Award

    Asia Islamic Trade Finance Fund is one of three nominees for Leading Islamic Fund Award at the 2013 Global Islamic Economy Summit

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  • 11 November

    EFA Featured in Global Finance’s Special Report on Islamic Trade Finance

    EFA and Asiya Investments featured in this special report on Islamic Trade Finance

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  • 19 September

    EFA Participates in Asiya Investment Symposium

    Christian Stauffer joins a dialogue at the Asiya Investment Symposium

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  • 29 July

    EFA Contributes Article in The National (UAE)

    EFA contributes an article on trade finance in The National

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  • 25 July

    EFA Interview with Hubbis on the Role for Trade Finance

    A feature on Hubbis touching on the role for trade finance in the market

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  • 02 July

    Christian Stauffer Interviewed by Asia Today

    Christian Stauffer speaks to Asia Today on offering trade finance as an asset class

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  • 25 June

    Christian Stauffer Interview on Opalesque TV

    Christian Stauffer speaks about trade finance in this Opalesque TV feature

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  • 18 June

    Christian Stauffer in the Opalesque 2013 Singapore Roundtable

    Christian Stauffer Takes Part in Opalesque Roundtable Series 2013 Singapore

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  • 05 June

    EFA Awarded Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific

    EFA voted Best Trade Finance Boutique in Asia Pacific in the Trade Finance Magazine Awards For Excellence Poll 2013

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  • 16 May

    Christian Stauffer Featured in Business Times

    Christian Stauffer writes about trade finance as an emerging asset class

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  • 08 May

    EFA signs UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)

    EFA signs and adopts the UNPRI

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  • 19 April

    EFA Nominated for Best Fund Manager Asia

    EFA Nominated to Best Fund Manager Asia in the WealthBriefingAsia 2013 Awards

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Useful Resources


Useful Resources

  • 5 Sep 2017

    EFA Article - Funding the SME Gap: Creating Opportunities for Businesses and Investors

  • May 2017

    Leading commodity traders: Filling the funding void and maxing the margins - TXF

  • March 2017

    Trade finance: an attractive asset class - Financier Worldwide Magazine

    Trade finance presents an interesting opportunity for investors who want to generate yield without taking on excessive rate and credit risk.

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  • Oct 2016

    2016 Rethinking Trade & Finance - International Chamber of Commerce

    The 2016 edition of the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance reports on developments in trade and financing trade.

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  • August 2016

    2016 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth and Jobs Survey - Asian Development Bank

    The ADB trade finance survey quantifies market gaps for trade finance and explores their impact on growth and jobs.

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  • May 2016

    Trade Finance and SMEs: Bridging the gaps in provision - World Trade Organization

    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.

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  • March 2016

    Trade Finance: A Niche Sector with a Strong Wind Behind It - Alt Credit Intelligence

    Experts predict a steady stream of launches as banks retreat and managers spot new opportunities in the space

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  • March 2014

    Trade Finance Loans as an Investable Asset Class

    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.

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