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Structured Trade and Commodity Finance.

Connecting Capital with Global Trade

We finance transactions not Companies. We are not a lender in a traditional manner and we do not provide loans to companies. All funding that we provide is repaid upon completion of the transaction and our exposure ends at that point.

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Connecting Capital with Global Trade

"We have to get back to basics on trade: explain to people again and again trade benefits both parties, and is at the heart of our welfare and that of emerging economies of every generation throughout history"

Karel De Gucht, European Commissioner designate, Trade College of Europe

Investment Vehicles

Synthesis is set up to offer investors whichever investment vehicle best suits their needs: a securitization program, or a dedicated managed account, or a master participation agreement

Our primary focus is on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), which, due to regulatory and operational pressures and not their quality, can struggle to obtain financing from banks.

Our focus

Our primary focus is on small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), which, due to regulatory and operational pressures and not their quality, can struggle to obtain financing from banks.

Synthesis Structured Trade Finance Securitizations Programme

A strategic way for bond investors to obtain a high yield return from a diversified trade finance portfolio. All underlying transactions are synthetic investment grade due to the use of A- or better rated credit insurance and letters of credit and have a maximum tenor of 124 days.

Bankruptcy-remote SPV structure ring-fences the excess spread to provide additional protection for investors.

Synthesis master risk participation agreement

A method for third party investors with surplus liquidity to obtain 6%-8% annualised yields via secured, credit insured, transactional finance. Investors are able to select individual transactions to finance or provide discretionary guidelines.

Short duration and self-liquidating transactions mean that the WAL of investments can be managed to between 30 and 90 days, ensuring that liquidity targets can be met.

Synthesis – Structured Commodity Trade Finance Limited provide back office, credit and advisory services, keeping the workload for the investor to a minimum.

Synthesis dedicated managed account (‘DMA’)

A method for an institutional investor to ultimately own and control the account. A DMA removes co-investor risk, provides the investor with much more control than a commingled managed account and allows the investor to customise the account structure, service providers and investment strategy. A minimum of $50 million investment is required.

Our brochures

View our brochures for an easy to read guide on all of the services that we offer