ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses trade finance as an investment in GTNews

Among bankers, trade finance has been known as an attractive low-risk asset class for decades, yet it has been less obvious to institutional investors. Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission explains how this is now changing. Indeed, there are significant opportunities to increase uptake of trade finance from outside of the banking environment – among insurance companies, pensions funds, endowments, sovereign wealth funds and hedge funds, for instance. He highlights the challenges in doing so, and suggests how trade finance can be made more accessible to investors.
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