Category: Trade Finance

What are the advantages of creating a deep secondary market for trade finance assets? UniCredit’s Luca Corsini discusses in Euromoney

Though evidence suggests there is no longer a trade finance gap in Europe, the Asian Development Bank’s estimate that a global funding gap of $1.5 trillion still remains, makes it clear that this is not the case at a global level. One proposed solution is to create a deep secondary market for trade finance assets – …

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Falcon Group’s Steve Box interviewed for Trade Finance Global

In an interview with Trade Finance Global, Steve Box, former International Bibby Financial Services CEO and Falcon Group’s newly-appointed Head of Business Development UK & Europe,  discusses the future for the company – specifically its plans for the UK and European market. While Falcon has had a UK presence for many years, the company’s newly increased product portfolio …

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What were the key lessons learned at Sibos 2017? UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Global Head of Cash Management explore:

Sibos 2017 came and went in a flash. But what were the key messages from the event? Writing in TMI, Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Cédric Derras, UniCredit’s Global Head of Cash Management, reflected on the event: “After years of preoccupation with regulation and compliance, the industry is once again gearing up …

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Crown Agents Bank’s choice of trade finance fintech platform, CCRManager, covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has become the latest global financial institution to sign up to trade finance risk distribution platform, Capital and Credit Risk Manager (CCRM). Moorgate secured news coverage in Trade & Export Finance and Trade & Receivables Finance News.

Commerzbank’s Angela Koll praises the BPO in BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Report

Speaking at BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Summit, Angela Koll, Specialist, Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, offers her views in this year’s edition of the Supply Chain Finance Report, which accompanies the event. On pages 27-28, Koll highlights the value that the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) can bring to the industry.

Trade finance industry collaboration set to grow in 2018 says UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz in GTR

Looking back at trade finance trends that emerged in 2017 – and taking a view on the year ahead – Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, writes in GTR that there is a resurgent appetite for growth among banks after a period of caution marked by regulatory and compliance concerns such …

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Falcon Group’s latest appointment covered by specialist press

Leading specialist financier Falcon Group has announced Steve Box, former Bibby Financial Services’ CEO, and HSBC Veteran, as Head of Business Development for the UK and Europe. Responsible for spearheading Falcon’s expansion in the UK and European markets., Box brings more than 38 years of experience in financial services – in particular, receivables, asset-based lending, …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Senft cited on sustainable trade finance in Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review has cited the head of corporate responsibility at Commerzbank, Ruediger Senft, on the impact of climate risk on global commerce. Senft explains that while trading companies and commodity producers face “real and urgent challenges”, they can “look to their banks for expertise on how to build resilient, future-proof supply chains”. He argues that “instead …

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Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on trade finance priorities in World Commerce Review

In the Winter edition of World Commerce Review, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at ICC Banking Commission, examines some of the key changes and challenges facing trade finance – including digitalisation, compliance and regulatory requirements, and the entry of new players into the industry, for example – and the various efforts underway to help foster …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on emerging-market trade finance in Euromoney

The problem of unfinanced trade is nothing new in Africa. In an article for Euromoney, Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, warns that the “real issue” underlying the African trade finance gap is that “Banks are moving more and more towards financing the same counterparties, which is creating concentration risk. Whilst …

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