Ekahi Treasury & Trading
Ekahi Treasury & Trading manages the liquidity and financial investments of Ekahi. Its primary role is to ensure that adequate funds are available for Ekahi’s strategic investments. When divestments are executed or dividends received, Ekahi Treasury & Trading manages the funds.
Ekahi Treasury’s mandate is to maximise returns on its financial investments within agreed constraints of liquidity and volatility, tailored to Ekahi’s capital allocation.
Ekahi Treasury & Trading combines a portfolio of liquid fixed income securities with higher yielding investments such as direct loans and real estate with investments in the financial markets, both direct and via hedge funds. Ekahi Treasury & Trading also has the ability to enter into financing arrangements to further enhance its liquidity or returns.
2016 was an eventful year in global politics and financial markets. After a sharp correction in equity and credit markets at the start of the year and a big rally in government bonds, markets remained relatively calm in the face of a Brexit vote and the outcome of the US elections.
In the end, equity, credit and fixed income markets ended the year positive. Such a combination may not happen again for some years to come because interest rates are starting to move up.