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Cash management exits at Commerzbank following sanctions violations
Cash management exits at Commerzbank following sanctions violations
Dan Sheriff
13 March 2015

Two employees within Commerzbank’s cash management and international business department will leave the bank, as part of the agreement which saw a $1.45 billion fine levied on the bank by US regulators.

MIGA appoints corporate risk director
MIGA appoints corporate risk director
Jonathan Bell
12 March 2015

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, has appointed a new director of corporate risk.

Mercuria looks to expand marine fuel business
Mercuria looks to expand marine fuel business
Jonathan Bell
12 March 2015

Commodity trader Mercuria Energy is expanding its marine fuel division - Minerva Maritime Fuel – with the announcement today that it is looking to hire 20 to 40 bunker fuel specialists.

Boost for MENA trade credit insurance as Lloyd’s of London opens Dubai office
Boost for MENA trade credit insurance as Lloyd’s of London opens Dubai office
Jonathan Bell
11 March 2015

Lloyd’s of London has officially opened a new specialist underwriting platform in Dubai today to provide tailored risk solutions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Baker & McKenzie boosts South African projects and energy team
Baker & McKenzie boosts South African projects and energy team
Jonathan Bell
10 March 2015

Law firm Baker & McKenzie has expanded its presence in South Africa with the addition of leading projects and energy partner Kieran Whyte. He will be based in Johannesburg.

JB's weekly round up - 10 March 2015
JB's weekly round up - 10 March 2015
Jonathan Bell
10 March 2015

After a great deal of help from those in the industry, we are delighted to share the first edition of our brochure for TXF Paris 2015.

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank appoints new head of ECA finance
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank appoints new head of ECA finance
Dalia Gebrial
6 March 2015

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (Pbb), Germany’s specialist bank for commercial real estate and public investment finance has appointed a new head of ECA finance.

JP Morgan appoints new global trade head
JP Morgan appoints new global trade head
Dan Sheriff
3 March 2015

According to a memo seen by TXF, JP Morgan have appointed Singapore-based Pravin Advani to new head of global trade and loan products replacing Daniel Cotti

PrimeRevenue makes senior appointment within trade receivables
PrimeRevenue makes senior appointment within trade receivables
Jonathan Bell
25 February 2015

PrimeRevenue has appointed Oliver Belin as its new vice-president, receivables finance. The appointment follows a year of very strong growth for PrimeRevenue’s trade receivable finance product, SCiCustomer.

New head appointed at China Exim
New head appointed at China Exim
Jonathan Bell
23 February 2015

Hu Xiaolian has been appointed as the new head of the Export-Import Bank of China China Exim) and its Communist Party chief.

AIB enters partnership with Euler Hermes to help Irish exporters
AIB enters partnership with Euler Hermes to help Irish exporters
Jonathan Bell
23 February 2015

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) has entered into an agreement with global trade credit insurance Euler Hermes to support the exporting ambitions of Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Citi appoints new head of trade MENA
Citi appoints new head of trade MENA
Jonathan Bell
23 February 2015

Citi has appointed Yusuf Ali Khan as a managing director and new head of trade for the Middle East, North Africa, (MENA) plus the jurisdictions of Turkey and Pakistan.

Intellect appoints new head of its iGTB division
Intellect appoints new head of its iGTB division
Dalia Gebrial
18 February 2015

Intellect Design Arena (Intellect) has announced that it has appointed Andrew England as director of its UK subsidiary and head of strategy of its transaction banking division, iGTB.

Oman Insurance and Coface sign trade credit insurance partnership
Oman Insurance and Coface sign trade credit insurance partnership
Jonathan Bell
17 February 2015

Dubai-headquartered Oman Insurance Company (OIC) and credit insurer Coface have signed a partnership agreement to offer joint credit insurance solutions.

Petrobras appoints new CEO and CFO
Petrobras appoints new CEO and CFO
Jonathan Bell
6 February 2015

Following resignations of top officials at the Brazilian oil company Petrobras, the company has appointed a new CEO, CFO and other senior officials.

Glencore buys a 50% stake in ADM’s northern Brazil export terminal
Glencore buys a 50% stake in ADM’s northern Brazil export terminal
Jonathan Bell
4 February 2015

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has reached an agreement to sell to Glencore a 50% stake in its export terminal in Barcarena, in the northern Brazilian state of Pará.

Simon Jones leaves ANZ prompting Mulder promotion
Simon Jones leaves ANZ prompting Mulder promotion
Hesham Zakai
4 February 2015

Simon Jones, head of structured export finance (SEF), Asia Pacific, is leaving ANZ in order to return to the UK. Steven Mulder, who has been promoted to head of South and South East Asia, SEF, will replace him.

Commerzbank opens office in Ivory Coast
Commerzbank opens office in Ivory Coast
Dalia Gebrial
4 February 2015

Commerzbank has announced it will open a representative office in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.

Milbank opens in Korea
Milbank opens in Korea
Dan Sheriff
2 February 2015

The move to Seoul demonstrates the increased importance of Kexim and K-sure business to the firm

Irfan Afzal joins Wimmer Financial
Irfan Afzal joins Wimmer Financial
Hesham Zakai
2 February 2015

Former Chase Manhattan Bank, ABN Amro, Credit Agricole banker Irfan Afzal has joined Wimmer Financial as executive director – debt financing.

Standard Bank sells 60% of London-based operations to ICBC
Standard Bank sells 60% of London-based operations to ICBC
Jonathan Bell
2 February 2015

Standard Bank Group has signed the closing documents with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) to cement the completion of the disposal of a 60% stake in London-based Standard Bank Plc.

Trafigura hires new CFO for North America
Trafigura hires new CFO for North America
Jonathan Bell
30 January 2015

Commodity trading company Trafigura has hired a new chief financial officer for its North American operations.

HSBC add CCO position to GTRF team
HSBC add CCO position to GTRF team
Hesham Zakai
23 January 2015

HSBC has continued its recent efforts to bolster its global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) team, creating a new chief commercial officer (COO) role which Adrian Rigby will take up.

HSBC appoints head of Asia-Pacific product management for cash
HSBC appoints head of Asia-Pacific product management for cash
Dalia Gebrial
22 January 2015

HSBC has appointed Raof Latiff as head of product management for payments and cash management (PCM) in the Asia-Pacific region.

SACE appoints new head of Africa
SACE appoints new head of Africa
Dalia Gebrial
20 January 2015

The Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has appointed Mike Creighton to head up its Africa offices.

Russia’s EXIAR appoints new CEO
Russia’s EXIAR appoints new CEO
Jonathan Bell
19 January 2015

The Russian export credit agency, EXIAR, has appointed Alexey Tyupanov as the new chief executive officer (CEO). He takes over from Peter Fradkov, who held the post since EXIAR’s creation in 2011.

RBS appoints new head of global cash products
RBS appoints new head of global cash products
Dalia Gebrial
19 January 2015

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Jerry Pearce to its global transaction services (GTS) team as head of global cash products. He will be based in London.

ANZ poaches Berndt from RBS as new head of GTB
ANZ poaches Berndt from RBS as new head of GTB
Hesham Zakai
16 January 2015

Carol Berndt has been appointed ANZ’s managing director for global transaction banking (GTB), leaving her role as global head of transaction services (GTS) at RBS.

HSBC bolsters GTRF team
HSBC bolsters GTRF team
Hesham Zakai
15 January 2015

HSBC has strengthened its global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) team with two senior appointments.

HSBC appoints new head of GTRF in Japan
HSBC appoints new head of GTRF in Japan
Jonathan Bell
14 January 2015

HSBC has appointed Takahisa Yano as director, country head of global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) Japan, effective since 5 January 2015.

Equinox makes two new appointments to UK team
Equinox makes two new appointments to UK team
Dalia Gebrial
13 January 2015

Equinox Global (Equinox), the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Kully Ubhi and Jack Woodruff to its UK team.

Petrobras appoints compliance officer in wake of corruption scandal
Petrobras appoints compliance officer in wake of corruption scandal
Dalia Gebrial
13 January 2015

The Brazilian multinational energy corporation, Petrobras, has appointed João Adalberto Elek Junior as governance, risk and compliance officer.

Markel granted regulatory approval for Dubai office
Markel granted regulatory approval for Dubai office
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

Markel International (Markel), the specialist insurer, has been granted regulatory approval by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

NBAD appoints head of debt origination and distribution, South-East Asia
NBAD appoints head of debt origination and distribution, South-East Asia
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), has appointed Wynce Low as executive director and head of debt origination and distribution for South-East Asia.

Citi appoints new head of TTS EMEA payments and receivables
Citi appoints new head of TTS EMEA payments and receivables
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

Citibank has appointed Ireti Samuel-Ogbu as its new trade and treasury (TTS) solutions payments and receivables head for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

NBAD appoints new global head of merchant banking
NBAD appoints new global head of merchant banking
Dalia Gebrial
12 January 2015

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Omar Mehanna as managing director and global head of merchant banking.

US Ex-Im Bank appoints new VP of structured finance
US Ex-Im Bank appoints new VP of structured finance
Dan Sheriff
9 January 2015

US Ex-Im Bank, the American ECA, has appointed a new vice president for project and structured finance

ING appoints new head of clients and products in Frankfurt
ING appoints new head of clients and products in Frankfurt
Paul Preugschat
7 January 2015

ING Commercial Banking Germany has today appointed Andreas Becker as head of clients and products in its Frankfurt headquarters.

US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015
US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015
Jonathan Bell
6 January 2015

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) today announced a new slate of members for its advisory committee for fiscal 2015.

QBE Insurance expands offering in MENA
QBE Insurance expands offering in MENA
Dalia Gebrial
5 January 2015

QBE Insurance (QBE) has expanded its activities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with a new appointment and the opening up of trade credit lines in the region.

JLT Insurance makes several appointments to US-based energy risk team
JLT Insurance makes several appointments to US-based energy risk team
Dalia Gebrial
5 January 2015

Jardine Speciality Insurance Services (JLT Speciality), a US subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) group has appointed five energy specialists to its energy risk team in its Houston office

Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger retires as president of FIMBank
Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger retires as president of FIMBank
Jonathan Bell
22 December 2014

After more than 11 years at the helm of trade within Malta-headquartered FIMBank, the group’s president, Margrith Lütschg-Emmenegger, is retiring. The group has also announced the appointment of an acting CEO.

UKEF appoints head of international business development
UKEF appoints head of international business development
Jonathan Bell
19 December 2014

UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has appointed David Ludlow as its new head of international business development.

Hans Janus leaves Euler Hermes after three decades
Hans Janus leaves Euler Hermes after three decades
Hesham Zakai
19 December 2014

Dr Hans Janus, a member of the board of management of Euler Hermes, has announced that he will be leaving the German export credit agency at the end of the year.

Mercuria Energy hires former OW Bunker team
Mercuria Energy hires former OW Bunker team
Jonathan Bell
17 December 2014

Swiss-headquartered commodity trading company Mercuria Energy has moved more intensely into the shipping fuel sector with the hire of personnel from the Danish-owned OW Bunker.

BAML looks inwards for four senior GTS appointments
BAML looks inwards for four senior GTS appointments
Hesham Zakai
17 December 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has made four senior appointments to its global transaction services (GTS) team, all from within its own ranks.

BNP Paribas appoints new China CEO
BNP Paribas appoints new China CEO
Dalia Gebrial
12 December 2014

BNP Paribas has appointed Peter Kwok as CEO of its China offices. He will take over the role from Clarence T’ao, who will be appointed as head of emerging Asian markets, wealth management Asia Pacific.

VTB Capital appoints new CEO
VTB Capital appoints new CEO
Jonathan Bell
11 December 2014

VTB Capital has appointed Nick Hutt as the bank’s new CEO. In this role, he will also continue to manage VTB Capital’s international offices.

Avolon announces pricing of IPO
Avolon announces pricing of IPO
Dalia Gebrial
11 December 2014

The Ireland-based aircraft leasing company, Avolon Holdings (Avolon) has announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 13,636,363 common shares at a public offering price of $20 per share.

Barclays makes new appointments to trade and working capital team
Barclays makes new appointments to trade and working capital team
Dalia Gebrial
5 December 2014

Barclays has appointed Nick Littleford and Paul Woodward as co-heads of large corporate sales finance organisation, UK and Ireland, within the trade and working capital team.