the complexities of investment
Risk Management
Capital Preservation

Markham Rae is an absolute return  manager.

Welcome to Markham Rae

Markham Rae currently manages two absolute return strategies; discretionary macro fixed–income and trade finance.

Our clients are corporate and local authority pension funds, insurance companies and family offices located around the world, currently in the UK, Europe and Canada.

We aim to deliver positive returns for the long-term investor that are uncorrelated to major asset classes whilst mindful of downside protection.


We focus exclusively on developed market interest rates and developed and selected emerging market currencies which distinguishes the strategy from other fixed income funds. The fund does not invest in credit, emerging market bonds, high yield or sovereign bonds.

Trade Finance

Trade finance is one of the world’s oldest and largest financial activities. We make trade finance investable for non-bank investors without connected operational and scalability problems. The strategy provides the full benefits of the superior risk adjusted returns of trade finance.

Why invest?

Discretionary fund

Low correlation to equity and fixed income asset classes providing an uncorrelated return to traditional assets.
Focus on absolute return: capital preservation is at the heart of what we do.
Experienced team with long tenure.

Trade Finance

Short term, collaterised and self-liquidating.
Low correlation to other banking activities.
Proven team with sole focus on Trade Finance.