Category: Trade Finance

Moorgate CEO writes in anniversary edition of Trade Finance

In May Trade Finance magazine turned 30. In order to mark this milestone, the current managing editor Jonathan Bell (“JB”) invited our CEO – and former editor of the magazine back in the 1990s – to offer his thoughts and memories. In the article, Robert Kelsey supports this most benign form of finance, and offers …

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Falcon Group discusses the MENA’s growing trade profile in Trade Finance Magazine

Falcon chairman Kamel Alzarka discusses the Middle East’s growing trade profile and the increasingly important role that alternative financiers are playing in funding SMEs eager to take advantage of the considerable opportunities this presents. To read the full article, please click here

Falcon Group CEO Will Nagle, describes the ‘New Financial Landscape’ in GT News

Speakers at the annual Falcon Group Trade and Corporate Finance Forum concluded that the waning power of global banks and rise of alternative financiers has led to an evolution in the financial landscape. Will Nagle, Falcon CEO, explains for gtnews the potential impact this shift could have on corporates. To read the full article, please …

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Falcon Group: Dubai forum outlines the alternative trade finance landscape

This month’s Trade & Forfaiting Review reports from the annual Falcon Group trade and corporate finance forum held in Dubai. With bank lending switched from feast to famine in terms of trade credit appetite, exporters and traders are exploring alternative funding sources. To read the full article, please click here

Falcon’s Kamel Alzarka discusses the “new normal” of trade finance with The Banker

As Basel III regulations come into play, banks looking for a quick fix to bulky balance sheets are divesting their trade finance assets, creating a gap in the market that investor groups and other alternative financiers are keen to fill. Quoted in this month’s The Banker magazine, Falcon Group Chairman Kamel Alzarka stresses that alternative …

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Islamic trade finance in the spotlight – BNY Mellon’s Philippe Arbadji writes in TFR

The relative resilience of Islamic finance to the financial crisis has highlighted the model’s benefits – with trade finance in particular subject to increasing interest. While factors such as the comparative youth of the Islamic banking sector act as hurdles to immediate sector development, the inherent strengths of the Shariah-compliant model combined with deepening trade …

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Nam Sahasra, UAE Regional Head, Falcon Group, discusses the role of trade financiers in the Middle East

UAE Regional Head of Falcon Group, Nam Sahasra, discusses with GTR the opportunities for trade companies in the Middle East, and the need for diversified funding To read the full article, please click here

TFR interview Falcon chairman, Kamel Alzarka

TFR editor Clarissa Dann interviews Falcon Group founder and chairman Kamel Alzarka on the benefits of non-bank lender regulation. To read the full article, please click here

Falcon Group hosts reception in the Gherkin

Celebrating a US$1.6 billion revenue, Falcon Group continues to grow and work its way towards its US$5 billion annual revenue target. It celebrated its success this year with a reception for around 200 guests at the top of London’s iconic Gherkin. To read the full article, please click here

Falcon chairman discusses the ‘new normal’ – the waning power of global banks

Falcon Group chairman Kamel Alzarka, contributes to ‘Views From the Top’ in Financial News, describing how he believes the waning power of global banks will create a new financial landscape. To read the full article, please click here