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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 20 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Compliance Administration

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

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.

Giles Hedley

Investor Relations - South Africa

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

Linda Sadler

Executive Manager

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

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.

Rista Bissessur

Financial Manager

Rista brings with her 11 years experience in the financial services sector.

Vahini Motah-Ramdenee

Credit Officer

Prior to joining Barak Fund Management Limited, Vahini spent 12 years in Barclays PLC (Barclays Bank Mauritius Limited) where she rapidly moved up the corporate ladder to the role of Debt Manager

Carl Meyer

Head of Transformation

Prior to joining Barak, Carl spent the past 18 years working for multiple banks in London and South Africa, namely JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, HSBC, and more recently Barclays Africa.

Sunil Gopal

Head of Syndication & Distribution

Prior to joining Barak Sunil was the Head of Loan Syndication & Distribution at Standard Bank covering Southern & Central Africa, where he syndicated and distributed a multitude of transactions across the region.

Juan Jardim

Deal Analyst (South Africa Advisory)

Prior to joining Barak, Juan worked at Standard Bank Group where he joined as a Financial Manager, focusing on Financial Services: Retail Banking - management accounting and reporting.

Anisa Alikaj

Investor Relations & Distribution (United Kingdom)

Anisa spent ten years in the financial industry focusing on Business Development, Investor Relations and Marketing for various Hedge Funds both in London and Geneva prior to joining Barak.

Kishan Thakor

Deal Analyst (South Africa Advisory)

Prior to joining Barak, Kishan gained invaluable experience while working at EY while servicing and auditing clients related to the mining, metals, oil and gas sectors.

Sidoine Viagbo

Fund Advisor

Prior to joining Barak Fund Management Limited, Sidoine was Head of Group Structured Trade and Commodity Finance (“STCF”) at EcoBank Transnational Incorporated (ETI).

Fabian Aboua

Investment Analyst

Prior to joining BFML, Fabien served as a financial analyst at Bloomfield Investment Corporation, in West Africa, a reference credit rating company.

Tobie Scott

Trade Finance Credit Specialist (South Africa)

Tobie is an admitted attorney and notary that also holds a master’s degree in corporate law from the University of Pretoria.