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11/16/2017

Sector in Brief: Trade Finance

Sector in Brief: Trade Finance

BFinanceReportInvestment consultant bfinance provides a concise analysis of the trade finance industry in this October 2017 paper. In addition to trends in the current market, this brief provides a good overview of trade finance in general -- it's an excellent primer for investors interested in learning more about the space. You may download the full report from bfinance's Website.
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10/23/2017

Octagon CEO Rings NYSE Closing Bell

Octagon CEO Rings NYSE Closing Bell

NYSE SmallOctagon CEO and CIO Mead Welles rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, October 20, 2017. Mr. Welles was in New York to celebrate Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest, the signature fundraiser for A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), a charity Mr. Welles co-founded that provides free orthopedic care to children with limb disabilities whose families cannot afford treatment. Rocktoberfest will be held on October 26th at New York's Hard Rock Cafe, and unites 1,400+ professionals from the alternative investment industry for a night of rock & roll performed by industry leaders, in honor of more than 16,000 children ALTSO has treated. For more on the the closing bell event (including video), click here. To learn more about A Leg to Stand On and Rocktoberfest, click here.
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8/11/2016

Octagon CEO to Appear at Rome Trade Finance Seminar September 15

Octagon CEO to Appear at Rome Trade Finance Seminar September 15

Octagon CEO and CIO Mead Welles will appear at the 17th annual Euromoney/Trade Finance Global Export Finance Conference, held at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy, on September 14-15, 2016. The conference is expected to draw more than 600 delegates from over 44 countries. Mr. Welles will discuss how non-bank investors should evaluate export credit with co-panelist Kai Preugschat, Secretary General of the Berne Union, on September 15 at 1:30pm. Details on the conference, including a full agenda, can be found here.
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7/28/2016

Fund Managers Find Yield in Africa Trade-Finance Loans

Fund Managers Find Yield in Africa Trade-Finance Loans

Bloomberg looks at how trade finance funds are filling a financing gap left by commercial lenders, and talks to Octagon CEO Mead Welles. Read the full article on Bloomberg's Website.
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1/7/2016

Goldman Tries a New Commodities Play

Goldman Tries a New Commodities Play

The Wall Street Journal examines how Goldman Sachs and other major banks are taking an interest in inventory financing. Read the full article on the WSJ's Website.

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