Trade Finance

Trade finance is a specialised area of financing that is tailored to and supportive of international trade. According to the World Trade Organisation, an estimated 80% of world trade is financed, making it almost certain that many of the everyday goods we rely on have benefited from either domestic or international financing.

Qbera Capital’s ESG Trade Finance Fund is a short-term private credit fund focused on facilitating short-term working capital and trade finance loans to companies that demonstrate existing ESG credentials or show clear commitment to improvement. The investments focus on:


Companies operating in sustainable production, food & agriculture, renewables, FMCG, pharma/healthcare, recycling and circular sectors.


Europe (including Emerging Europe), Africa, Indian Sub-continent, Middle East and Southeast Asia.


Supplier – Pre-payment, Pre-export, Supply Chain etc.

Inventory – SMA, CMA, Warehouse Receipt, Tolling etc.

Payables – Trade Loans, Receivable (insured & uninsured).


Minimum Tangible Net Worth of US$ 5m.


180 days for underlying loans.

Tenor must be linked to trade cycle duration and not an artificial extension.


The focus is on working with companies who have existing ESG credentials, or show clear commitment to improving their practices – which they will need to report to Qbera.

This is as integral to our assessment as credit / financial metrics.


Excluded Sectors: Fossil Fuels, Palm Oil and other “sin” sectors. Other industries which are deemed harmful to our ESG principles may be added from time to time.

Excluded Geographies: Sanctioned Countries as defined by OFAC (and others).

For further details on the Trade Finance Fund, or how Qbera can assist in providing your business with additional and / or alternate liquidity please contact us.