Shinhan Capital’s recent redemptions and BAF Capital’s winding down of BLTFF have focused attention on inefficiencies in the trade finance fund market. The extent of the ripple effect on investor confidence has yet to be seen, but it is likely there will be some casualties among less specialist fund managers that have entered the trade space.
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