Protection of client assets is a core activity across the Imara Group. As a trustee within capital markets, we have experience in working with counterparties across multiple sectors.
We are professional in representing Investors in accordance with transaction hierarchies and ensuring that each Investors’ interests are appropriately represented and protected in terms of the transaction documents.
Imara Fiduciary’s participation in a transaction as an independent, non-discretionary security trustee will mitigate payment and performance risk particularly in respect of large syndicated funding arrangements.
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Mark has in excess of 29 years of advisory experience and has been personally involved in raising capital in Sub-Saharan capital markets through numerous listings, privatisations and issues on regional stock exchanges. In addition, Mark has advised the Reserve Bank of Malawi on the establishment of the Malawi Stock Exchange, the Botswana Government on the establishment of the Botswana Stock Exchange and the formulation of the Stock Exchange Act, Rules and Regulations, and the Swaziland Government on the establishment of the Swaziland Stock Exchange. Mark Tunmer has actively and continues to actively serve on various regional capital markets regulatory and related bodies.
Pat has spent his entire career in agriculture. He spent his first 24 working years in the tobacco industry where he ended up as Managing Director of Tobacco Sales Floor Limited in Harare Zimbabwe. TSF was widely considered to be the world’s most efficient tobacco auction floor and handled daily throughputs in excess of 2 million kilograms. In 2002 Pat joined Seed Co Ltd, a hybrid maize seed company in Zimbabwe. He contributed to the growth into Africa of Seed Co as a business and saw profits and quality of earnings rise substantially. In 2010 he was asked to take over leadership of AICO Africa Ltd, the holding company of Seed Co, Cottco – a cotton ginning and exporting company and Olivine a FMCG business focused on edible oils, soaps and canned goods. In 2014 Pat drove the unbundling of AICO and the three subsidiaries are now stand-alone entities. Pats key interest is small-scale agriculture in Africa and he is now an independent consultant focused on this field. He has private interests in property and solar energy.
Thandeka is a law graduate from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, with extensive knowledge of corporate legal procedure, as well as post-graduate training as a Finance Solicitor in London. Thandeka also has a strong understanding of international financial regulatory provisions and particular competences in drafting of various international commercial legal documentation.
Rufaro is a Finance and Development professional with over 16 years of experience gained in Southern Africa, Australia and the United States. Her key areas of expertise include Development Finance, Corporate Strategy, Retail & Business Banking, Private Sector Development, Business Development, Financial Management & Reporting, General Management, Program Management, Process Improvement, Corporate Governance and Risk Management. Rufaro holds a Masters in Development Finance from Stellenbosch Business School and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. Rufaro has also performed a number of leadership roles for organisations that include Westpac Banking Corporation (one of Australia’s largest financial services institutions), Deloitte & Touche and World Vision Southern Africa Regional Office and TechnoServe.