Trade finance, vital in driving the global economy, provides working capital to companies and their supply chains. Increased capital constraints and other regulatory pressures have reduced the availability of trade finance by traditional banks. Non-bank entities have stepped in to plug the finance gap, ushering in a new era of private debt investing. Notable characteristics of trade finance exposure – short-term (average maturity of 30-180 days), low-risk, self-liquidating and performance uncorrelated with traditional investments. Channel is an active player in this space, and particularly in Shariah-compliant financing instruments in support small and medium-sized enterprises which represent the bulk of global trade.
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