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Latitude 20 Capital Partners’ Eimaad Ahmed says political and infrastructure conditions in Paraguay have allowed it to take greater advantage of the US-China trade war than its Latin American peers.
The development-focused asset manager has clinched a pledge from Kempen Capital for its new fund, which targets up to $300m over the next three years to support ag lending in the developing world.
The investment platform includes three strategy-specific funds and a flagship vehicle that would deploy capital across all strategies.
The private equity firm continues to support development in the Latin American region. 
View the latest capital raise.
A pilot project has been launched which will see Brazilian investor BNDESPAR commit up to $25m to a fund – the manager of which will be selected in August.
Private credit is increasing in popularity across all emerging markets, but it is distressed opportunities in emerging Asia that are particularly attracting the interest of investors, an EMPEA report shows.
The departure of Scott Graves comes while the firm has sidelined record amounts of capital. 
Private debt fundraising in the Middle East swings between feast and famine compared with Latin America.
Low competition and high barriers to entry into agriculture make AMERRA's specialised strategy a strong bet, the University of Michigan Board of Regents' CFO has written.

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