Category Archive: Trade Finance

Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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UniCredit’s David Vials explains how digital tools can help UK corporates capitalise on CEE potential in GTR

UK corporates are increasingly looking to trade with partners in Central and Eastern Europe – a region of remarkable potential. However, heightened counterparty risk and local market complexities can prove to be stumbling blocks. Writing in Global Trade Review, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for UK & Ireland at UniCredit, explains that the way …

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Commerzbank releases the first 2017 issue of FI.News

The biannual financial institutions newsletter brings together Commerzbank’s experts to offer their views on the topics trending in trade finance. This issue deals with the ups and downs of international trade. Bernd Laber, Commerzbank’s Divisional Board Member for Trade Finance & Cash Management, asks how a bank committed to facilitating global commerce might address current …

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Digitalization and collaboration can address rising risk in the emerging markets, says UniCredit’s Katharina Michael in International Trade Magazine

Substantial shifts in global trade flows have led to increased volatility and risk for corporates trading in the emerging markets, says Katharina Michael, Head of Trade Finance Sales Germany at UniCredit in International Trade Magazine. Collaboration and digitalization are therefore crucial to helping banks meet the growing demand for risk mitigation in these regions and …

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The evolution of the Trade Register: ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul highlights the value of the project in TXF

In an article for TXF, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy, outlines the continuing value of ICC’s Trade Register project. The Trade Register, alongside ICC’s advocacy efforts, has contributed towards the increased visibility of trade finance – having a positive impact on the way that trade finance is understood and viewed by regulatory …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz explains how supplier onboarding is pivotal to working capital management programme success in TRF News

Against a backdrop of low borrowing costs and increased scrutiny of financial key performance indicators (KPIs), large corporates are turning to comprehensive working capital management techniques such as receivables and supply chain finance to release working capital, shore up balance sheets and create more robust and efficient supply chains. However, many corporates have struggled with …

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ICC Chairman, Sunil Mittal, talks free trade and protectionism on Ian King Live

Yesterday evening, Sunil Mittal, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), appeared on Sky News’ Ian King Live, discussing his concerns about the growing movement away from free trade. The interview came ahead of the ICC’s World Trade Agenda Day in London today. To watch the full interview, please click here.

Dominic Broom of ICC Banking Commission and BNY Mellon discusses Asian trade in Global Banking and Finance

In a recent article in Global Banking and Finance Review, Dominic Broom, member of ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee, and Global Head of Trade Business Development at BNY Mellon, discusses the changes to trade occurring across Asia. The article provides a preview of one of the discussions that will take place at the ICC Banking …

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Linking up to the blockchain: Commerzbank’s Gerhard Schipp looks for banking collaboration in an article for TradeReady

Blockchain is not just for Bitcoin. In article for the TradeReady blog, Gerhard Schipp, Commerzbank’s Head of Product Management Trade & Supply Chain Finance, explains that distributed ledger technology could enhance the efficiency, transparency and security of cross-border trade transactions. He notes that applying blockchain to trade could also allow banks comprehensive, real-time overviews of …

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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 …

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