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Although care has been taken as to what is contained in this website, no attempt has been made to give definitive or exhaustive statements of law or any opinions on specific legal issues and no representation is made or warranty given that the information is complete or accurate. This website does not constitute or offer legal or other advice and you should not rely on it as such advice.

Past performance is no guarantee of future returns and the fact sheets provided are for illustrative purposes only. The value of investments and income that are dependent on the performance of underlying assets or other variable market factors may vary from time to time. Investors must take cognisance of the fact that all the information provided are of historic nature.

Use of the website is entirely at the users own risk. Anyone requiring advice on any of the matters referred to herein should consult lawyers or other professionals familiar with the appropriate jurisdiction and legislation.

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Barak Fund is an authorised financial services provider.

Disclaimer

Barak Fund Management will not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, statute, delict (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise that relate to the use of this website. All information contained in this website pertaining to products and services and their terms and conditions, is subject to change without notice.

Although care has been taken as to what is contained in this website, no attempt has been made to give definitive or exhaustive statements of law or any opinions on specific legal issues and no representation is made or warranty given that the information is complete or accurate. This website does not constitute or offer legal or other advice and you should not rely on it as such advice.

Past performance is no guarantee of future returns and the fact sheets provided are for illustrative purposes only. The value of investments and income that are dependent on the performance of underlying assets or other variable market factors may vary from time to time. Investors must take cognisance of the fact that all the information provided are of historic nature.

Use of the website is entirely at the users own risk. Anyone requiring advice on any of the matters referred to herein should consult lawyers or other professionals familiar with the appropriate jurisdiction and legislation.

This Site contains information from Barak Fund Management and about the investment Funds it advisers. The information contained herein does not constitute a distribution, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy. The distribution of information contained on this Site and the sale of shares in the Funds may be subject to legal or regulatory restrictions in certain countries in which users are resident or of which they are citizens.

This Site and its contents are being made available for the convenience of the present Investors of the Funds and such other persons expressly authorized by Barak Fund Management (“Authorized Persons”) for information purposes only, provided such Investors and Authorized Persons are not prohibited by any applicable law of any jurisdiction from receiving such information. Persons accessing this Site are therefore required to inform themselves about and observe such restrictions.

Barak Fund is an authorised financial services provider.

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The Team

From Barak

The Investment Team’s skill-set reflects over 100 years of combined experience in Asset Management on the African continent, principally in the commodity derivative and physical commodity trade finance environment. An extensive knowledge of the intricate nexus of market, where experience is of paramount importance, enables successful adaptation to change and enhanced means of broaching new challenges

Executive Team

leaders in fund investment solutions

Our executive team has over 100 years of fund management experience, with a special focus on Africa.

Jean Craven

Chief Executive Officer

Jean has more than 18 years of experience in building and managing commodity trading businesses at leading South African financial institutions.

Prieur du Plessis

Chief Investment Officer

Prieur has more than 15 years of experience in the commodities trading and financial services arena, and founding member of Barak.

Vincent Freemantle

Chief Operations Officer

Vincent has a strong background in wide range of financial related activities.

Kevin Ramsamy

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin is equipped with a wealth of experience and knowledge of the Mauritius markets.

Derek Postma

Executive

Derek Postma has extensive knowledge across sub-Sahara African regions with experience in several sectors.

Erik Viljoen

Fund Advisor

Erik Viljoen has a wealth of experience across the firm’s flagship fund strategy of structured trade and commodity finance.

Matthew Robinson

Fund Advisor

Matthew Robinson joined Barak’s origination team with a specific focus towards West African commodity backed transactions.

Clayton Taylor

Fund Advisor

Clayton Taylor has had invaluable exposure in sub-Sahara African commercial transactions within the corporate finance sphere.

Sariel Polatinsky

Africa Head: Base Metals & Mining

Sariel Polatinsky heads up Barak's African Base Metals and Mining desk.

Nayen Kavia

Fund Advisor

Nayen’s career spans over 10 years in corporate finance and private equity.

Yaw Keteku

Fund Advisor

Yaw focuses on senior debt and mezzanine investment opportunities across Africa.

Chris Tonkin

Fund Advisor - Mining

Chris joined Barak in a consulting role in early 2016 where he was responsible for reviewing the technical aspects of deals related to the mining and metals industry.

Hardi Wilkins

Fund Advisor

Hardi Wilkins has been involved in trading, finance and risk management for most of his career.

Kyle Smith

Fund Advisor

Kyle has a wealth of experience in Capital Markets and Asset Management

Jo Roberts

Fund Advisor - FX Markets

Jo will be focusing on regional financial services expansion and business development for Barak Advisory.

Richard Lee

Fund Advisor - Metals

Based in Barak's London office, Richard is responsible for origination, financial risk management and marketing of off take’s that stem from financing deals.

Jason Joannou

Fund Advisor - Energy

Energy deal origination as well as advising on a number of Metals related transactions

Neal Kumar

Fund Advisor - Metals

Neal has joined Barak as an energy Originator

Zeno van Gils

Fund Advisor - Metals

Zeno is based in Barak’s London office on the Metals and Mining desk focusing on deal origination and trading of bulk commodities throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Sam Staff

Fund Analyst- Metals

Sam is a risk analyst with experience in both ferrous and base metals.

Christof Lombard

Fund Analyst

Christof has a wealth of expertise in the automotive, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and FMCG sectors.

Rowan Mckenzie

Fund Analyst

Rowan has a keen interest in finance, engineering and technology and supplemented by various tutoring positions at a number of institutions.

Emily Adendorff

Fund Analyst

With a strong interest in global financial systems, Emily brings with her a wealth of experience

Justin Murray

Portfolio Manager (Barak Asha Fund)

Justin has more than 10 years of experience in the African Agribusiness sector.

Neil Macaskill

Portfolio Manager (Barak Shanta Fund)

Neil has a particularly strong background in physical trading, market making (flow) and relative value portfolios

Sandiren Colleemallay

Head of Compliance

Prior to joining Barak, Sandiren worked for ETG Commodities Ltd in its derivative department helping Treasury to forecast and manage.

Remi Burdairon

Fund Advisor – Agribusiness Partner

Remi has acquired 30 years of experience in agricultural commodities trading, business development and risk management in Afric

Vishlyn Naidoo

Credit Risk

With 17 years’ experience in investment banking, Vishlyn brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to Barak Fund Management.

Anita Gioia

Credit Analyst

Anita joins Barak on the Credit Team with a wealth of experience in Accounting.

Kailash Soocan

Financial Manager - Mauritius

Kailash has been working in the Financial Services Sector for more than 9 years

Gary Anderson

Head of Legal – South Africa

Gary has over 10 years of experience in private practice where he specialized in banking and finance transactions including project, leverage and acquisition finance.

Ayesha Aullybux

Legal Officer - Mauritius

Ayesha started her professional career as a trainee at Axis Fiduciary Ltd, which is a management company in Mauritius

Jo-Anne Marais

Corporate Restructuring Specialist – South Africa

Jo-Anne is a Chartered Accountant with International corporate distressed restructuring & turnaround experience.

Sophie Empeigne

Assistant Compliance Officer – Mauritius

Sophie brings with her 7 years of experience in administration, compliance, logistics, accounting and reporting.

Giles Hedley

Investor Relations - South Africa

Giles has vast experience and exposure to global markets and experienced dealing with offshore fund portfolios.

Linda Sadler

Business Development Lead Transactor

Linda Sadler has had extensive on-the-ground African corporate finance and investment banking experience.

Tina Mavraki

Barak UK Consultant

Tina is a commodities and finance senior manager with global experience, and started her career in London in 1998.

Olga Goncalves

Deal Administrator

The Barak Deal Administration Team is responsible for the daily oversight of all underlying portfolio companies, from deal system programming and monitoring.

Karen Naidoo

Deal Administrator

The Barak Deal Administration Team is responsible for the daily oversight of all underlying portfolio companies, from deal system programming and monitoring.

Trudy Govender

Deal Administrator

The Barak Deal Administration Team is responsible for the daily oversight of all underlying portfolio companies, from deal system programming and monitoring.

Gina Chuttur

Deal Administrator

The Barak Deal Administration Team is responsible for the daily oversight of all underlying portfolio companies, from deal system programming and monitoring.

Kirsten Hardie

Deal Administrator

The Barak Deal Administration Team is responsible for the daily oversight of all underlying portfolio companies, from deal system programming and monitoring.

Cedric Zunino

Chief Risk Officer

Cedric is a CFA Charterholder with over 15 years of experience in investment banks between Zurich, London and Sao Paulo.