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Trade finance as an asset class

Helen Castell at TXF talks to Bob Kowit, a member of the trade finance team at Federated Investors, about the challenges involved in creating a pool of trade finance assets that appeal to financial investors, how export credit agencies (ECAs) could help overcome some of these obstacles, and why trade assets are starting to enter the radar of cash-rich corporates.

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Comments (1)

  • Karl Page
    Karl Page, Barclays Bank 4 November 2015

    A very informative, interesting article that the sell-side of the trade finance market should take note of. Clearly there is a long way for the industry to go in standardising terminology, documentation and generally making the asset class more accessible. I think there is a growing realisation of this and a collective will to change the status quo is emerging - but it will take time. Cheers, Karl Page (Barclays).

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