Headquartered in New York City with a presence in key international markets through its own representatives and strategic partnerships, IIG was founded in 1994.
Capitalizing on the entrepreneurial focus, extensive commercial and investment banking experience of its principals and vast trade finance expertise of its senior management, the Firm is able to service small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) throughout the emerging markets and, through its SEC Registered Investment Adviser, provides various alternative investment products to investors globally.
In 2010, IIG established IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd., a trade finance dedicated bank, headquartered in the Republic of Malta.
Since inception, IIG has originated, structured and financed over $9 billion of trade finance deals. Today, through the completion of the first securitization of non-bank, Latin America-based trade finance loans, the creation of IIG Bank (Malta), Ltd. and the rebranding of its trade finance business in a dedicated specialty finance company, IIG has built a sound foundation and infrastructure to capitalize on the numerous and compelling investment opportunities available.
IIG abides by a policy of responsible investing, taking into consideration the environmental and social impact of its investments as well as the corporate governance policies of its borrowers (“ESG”).
Our goal is to enable our clients to take advantage of expanded marketplace opportunities in order to grow their businesses and add incremental profit to their bottom lines. We can provide the financing needed to facilitate the import and export of commodities and other goods, as well as to accommodate fast growth, large orders, the gap between delivery and payment, seasonal sales spikes and expansion into new markets.
We recognize that entrepreneurial companies are subject to a variety of situations that can impact credit and cash management. At these critical times, traditional financing may be unavailable or may require an additional infusion of capital for qualification purposes.
IIG was founded specifically to fill this financing gap. Unlike traditional lenders, we do not limit our qualification criteria to a merchant's balance-sheet and credit history. Instead, we look at the viability of the transaction as a whole, including the transactional risks and opportunities.