Strategy

Established to challenge the traditional high fee management fund, World Trust Fund is focus on maximizing investor returns. The uniqueness of our structure and investor alignment is the foundation of our existence, and drives every step we take. It directly affects how we choose our investments and how we choose the team that will manage and run with our culture. It fortifies our shared philosophy and inspires every single decision we make.

We draw from the strong reputation of our clients and shareholders, creating alliances with strategic financial institutions and partners to ensure access to attractive market opportunities. Our specialization in commodity trading make us exclusive, allowing a global presence combined with strong investment teams and meaningful relationships in major world markets. These alliances provides us with reachable access to opportunities that delivers the best value to our investors through quality and scale.

A strong focus on investor returns, and genuine commitment to enhance the commodity production capacity of clients which results in increased sales to buyers, allows continuity and recurrence in profits, providing long-term gains to our investors.

INVESTMENT PROCESS

World Trade Fund applies a rigorous investment process that has been developed and refined over the course of a century. By focusing our investments in commodity trading, between the actual commodity producer and buyer, we pig-back on a proven concept, bringing innovation to the industry.

Our process is supported by a sophisticated and proprietary procedure methodology, adding minor steps to this proven concept among commodity traders.

Opportunity Generation

Opportunity Generation

World Trade Fund study the commodity trends and markets to determine supply and demand for specific commodity products. Our global reach allows our investment teams to draw upon a network of strategic commodity producers and buyers, strategic financial institutions and existing portfolios to produce investment opportunities within the scope of the commodity product currently presenting high demand.

Investment screening

Investment screening

To effectively screen potential opportunities, team members undertake a high level, fundamental review of the opportunity. This initial review considers the merits and risks of the opportunity, the expected range of returns and the likely impact that the investment would have on the portfolio. Investment proposals that display attractive risk adjusted returns and would complement the portfolio are presented to an investments sub-committee for consideration.

Detailed Due Diligence

Detailed Due Diligence

World Trade Fund’s rigorous due diligence processes covers all commercial aspects of a potential investment, including the industry and competitive landscape, regulatory regimes, the asset’s management team, operating characteristics and forecast cash flows. Our investment team’s experience enables us to identify and accurately assess potential risks associated with an specific commodity trading transaction, proposed financing requirements, expected returns and legal and tax considerations.

Investment Decision

Investment Decision

The Investments Committee (as required) review investment recommendations for approval. Investment proposals, accompanied by an evaluation of the deal’s merits and its impact on the infrastructure portfolio, are typically presented to the committees at multiple stages of the due diligence process so that early feedback can be incorporated.

Ongoing Investment Management

Ongoing Investment Management

Active commodity transaction management is fundamental to World Trade Fund’s approach. Every investment recommendation includes a comprehensive business plan that details the strategic, financial, operational and considerations that must be managed after the close of a transaction. Through this process, we ensure that investment directors and board representatives are well prepared to oversee the ongoing transaction among commodity producers and buyers from the day the deal is closed.

Post Transaction Review

Post Transaction Review

At the conclusion of each transaction, the team provides an analysis of the investment process, due diligence and investment outcome to the Investments Committee to capture learning opportunities for continuous improvement.

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

World Trade Fund is committed to incorporating government, environment and social (GES) factors into investment decision making. We aim to promote and employ responsible investments practices that meet a standard that is equal to or exceeds current market best practice.

By encouraging responsible commodity producing behavior, and by incorporating our GES investment principles into decision making, we seek to protect and enhance the value of our investments in a manner that is consistent with our long-term investment objectives and fiduciary duties. We have developed a proprietary GES due diligence framework which is integrated into our investment process. In the due diligence phase, each GES factor must be considered and analyzed to determine its risks and exposure.

Government

We make sure that commodity producers are in compliance with Government import and export regulations. We make sure that government sanctions are being respected. Compliance with all tax and duties obligations are to be met.

Environment

We review environmental risks in terms of potential costs (carbon taxes, costs related to reducing pollution), legal and compliance issues and repetitional impacts. The risk management protocols of commodity producers and buyers are reviewed, including their historical environmental performance.

Social

In order to avoid the risk of action and litigation, we review labour relations, enterprise agreements and workplace safety to identify and mitigate areas of concern. We require compliance with international human rights accords that is over and above the usual requirement to meet local and national laws.

COMMODITY TRADING OPERATIONS

Commodity producers in search of capitalization on their historical and current established trading structures are a perfect fit as clients and shareholders of World Trade Fund. We have the ability to add a few new steps into a current trading process to allow Commodity producers to receive additional investments in order to expand their commodity production capabilities. We also provide additional security and scrutiny for all commodity-trading transactions.

Commodity buyers are also a great potential clients and shareholders of World Trade Fund. By becoming a client or shareholder of World Trade Fund, Commodity buyers will be able to have first right over commodity products currently in high demand. In addition, Commodity buyers will be able to establish continuity and sustainability for the delivery of commodity products. We also provide additional security and scrutiny for all commodity-trading transactions.

Insurance for Operational Credit

Strategic insurance carrier and partner provides all commodity-transactions with an insurance policy in case of an operational credit default. As part of the due diligence, insurance provider also qualify clients, investors and financial institutions as insurable.

Insurance for Operational Performance

Strategic insurance carrier and partner provides all commodity-transactions with an insurance policy in case of an operational performance default. As part of due diligence, insurance provider qualify clients, investors and financial institutions as insurable.

Domicile transfer of Receivables

Our strategic legal partners and financial institutions will transfer the domicile of commodity trading transaction to World Trade Fund, bringing security to the transaction for all parties involved, including financial institution, commodity producer and buyer.

TRADING APPROACH

Proactive Approach to Continuous trading

World Trade Fund takes a proactive approach to continuous trading contractual transactions, based on knowledge and experience. It is our policy to perform due diligence in all trading transactions, despite the history and performance of the relationship. We also draw upon the knowledge and expertise of a panel of experienced industry experts/advisers who are employed by us in advisory and board capacities.

Fast trading transaction Approval Process

World Trade Fund has a proven and exceptional recurring commodity trading transaction approval process. Upon initial due diligence and qualification process of the relationship of the commodity producer and buyer, every trading transaction goes thru an approval process relatively faster compared with the initial due diligence process. Commodity trading continuity is an important factor for the success of all parties involved, and World Trade Fund has excelled in its ability to work among all strategic partners and make this process a breeze.

The strength of our deal flow capability

As we manage through an open-ended private fund structure, with a true long-term outlook, we have no artificial time horizon that dictates when we must invest or divest, allowing us to maintain discipline when accepting new commodity trading transactions.

We have built strong relationships with strategic operators, regulators and government stakeholders, making World Trade Fund a viable investor to capitalize in current successful commodity trading transactions.

We have an ability to participate in embedded growth opportunities within our existing portfolio or with existing strategic partners; these are valuable sources of proprietary deal flow.

PROGRAMS AND FUNDS

World Trade Fund’s purpose is to promote commodity trading between producers and buyers, by transferring the domicile of performed or non-performed receivables to our subsidiary in the USA, managing the Letter of Credit Process and advancing funds to commodity producers (increasing their production ability) while ensuring buyers with sustainability,������������������������ long-term deliver of product and ability to grow their market share.

Some of the benefits received by our investors are:

  1. Prior trade history relationship between producer and buyer.
  2. Irrevocable Letter of Credit issued by Buyer’s top rated bank to World Trade Fund.
  3. Transfer of the Producer’s Receivables domicile to World Trade Fund.
  4. Personal and Business Guarantees from Producers.
  5. Insurance Policy on the Credit Performance of the Trade.
  6. Insurance Policy on the Operational Performance of the Trade, including Natural Disasters.
  7. Share of Operational Fees and Charges.
  8. Share of Assessed interest charges on advancements of short or long receivables.

World Trade Fund incorporated World Trade Management LLC, a US based entity to carry on the management of the commodity trade transaction with full transparency and without the influence of any investors. This corporate structure permits a clear due diligence process and proper assessment of risks involving each trade transaction.

The sole purpose of World Trade Management is to seek commodity producers worldwide in need of capital advancement based on their receivables and production track history. World Trade Management DOES NOT accepts nor is in the business of soliciting investments.

Our core program is the World Trade Fund Animal Protein; fully focused in the beef industry and other animal protein products, our subsidiary will go after animal protein producers worldwide to offer trade management services that includes the advancement of funds based on the quality of their receivable and production ability. 

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