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Fernridge Office Park, 5 Hunter St, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194, South Africa

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An experienced, trusted and competent partner.

Rand-Asia has Emerging Market Dollar and Rand funding for structured trade and commodity finance in sub-Saharan Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands, cross border intra-Africa and global trade.

Rand-Asia is an inter-mediating business acting between borrower and lender (both our clients) and specializes in structured trade and commodity finance, associated project and specialized finance, receivable finance, agent-principal facilitation, collateral monitoring and asset management through service provision to funders, business origination, credit and risk evaluation, structuring and mitigation, arrangement and  implementation with continuous management on behalf of our clients.

Lending and securities all vest with the Lender. Rand-Asia acts as the management agent of most of the operational tasks as the lender would and interacts always with the borrower.

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  • Primary product for manufacturing and industrial scale application; and

  • FMCG (Bulk).


  • Hard: Metals and minerals including coals and derivatives;

  • Soft: Grains and oil seeds, sugar, vegetable oil, cotton, etc.;

  • Exotics: Plantation timber, tobacco and spices, etc.;

  • Chemicals: Petrochemicals, specialty and industrial, fertilizers, etc.; and

  • Hydrocarbons: Refined petroleum products, lubricants.

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  • South African domestic and cross border trade;

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands, cross border intra-Africa and global trade; and

  • Global trade on behalf of sub-Saharan based borrowers.



Rand-Asia: a relationship based business.

“It is our objective in maintaining innovation and creativity through motivated and skilled people of integrity who enjoy what we do; to deliver quality value-added service with good financial returns in a unique business environment of sound organisational structures, corporate governance and social responsibility; to be successful for the benefit of our stakeholders.”



A highly experienced executive management team that has been together for +20 years developing
the business model, operating platforms, systems and procedures.




Managing Director (Executive), Founder (Shareholder)


Eric has +36-years of experience in trade and commodity finance, including foreign treasury management, back, front and middle office management and exchange control. Eric joined Trust Bank (ABSA Bank) in May 1982 to April 1995 specialising in structured trade and commodity finance (STCF) from 1992. In May 1995 Eric joined Crédit Agricole Indosuez – South Africa to head up the trade finance and commodity finance division. By invitation, in September 1998 he joined FBC Fidelity Bank in joint venture with Fortis Bank’s Mees Pierson - The Netherlands in STCF. The STCF operation in November 2000 was rolled up into the business of Rand-Asia Trade Finance. 

Finaughty was initiator and founder of Rand-Asia Trade Finance with the support of key industry specialists amongst others Terri Uren (invested in Rand-Asia and work colleague since May 1982), Clare Minton (invested in Rand-Asia and work colleague since November 1999), Kevin Lovell (retired) and Enrico Greyling (retired chairman 2018).


Rand-Asia Trade Finance was established in November 2000 and transitioned through joint ventures.

Rand-Asia, based in South Africa was founded by a management team that has vast experience in the field of structured trade and commodity finance. This team continues to attract high caliber people and business partners / sponsors as it grows and expands its services to the Sub-Sahara African market.

Rand-Asia is not a broker. We are actively involved and engaged in the business we create and manage on behalf of our funding “joint venture” partners, this the managing director and team has been doing since 1995.

Rand-Asia is a leader in our field of expertise. We work with leading financial institutions.


In 2018 Rand-Asia achieved a significant objective with strategic alliance partners and transformed from solely agent into a principal (incorporating agency) as a full suite structured trade and commodity finance house that is African focused with regional and global reach.

We continue in achieving our development objectives:

Through our sustainable funding platform; allowing Rand-Asia to become a leading provider of structured trade, commodity and finance services including associated project finance, receivables finance, foreign exchange and ancillary trade and insurance services; managing its own capital resources and funding structures; to the benefit of Rand-Asia Trade Finance’s stakeholders (our shareholders ~ our people ~ our clients ~ our funders), through risk mitigated lending and fund management, delivering sound returns through a sustainable retention and distribution of profits for the development of the company.

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