TXF China 2019
TXF China brings an exclusive group of senior structured finance professionals together in Shanghai for a day of collaborative discussion of regional opportunities and productive network building.
In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan's Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar, partner Marian Boyle and managing associate Hannah Fearn examine the use of insurance and guarantees by financial institutions as a tool for capital relief for exposures. However, certain guarantees carry specific risks and banks need be able to demonstrate their adequate risk management capabilities.
The US Senate is scheduled to vote today on the three nominees to serve on the board of US-EXIM. If the full quorum is confirmed as expected, will the dark cloud which has loomed over the agency for nearly four years finally clear and open up its stagnant $40 billion deal pipeline?
Now that SWIFT’s Trade Services Utility (TSU), the matching application that underpinned the Bank Payment Obligation, is on its way out, the wiring of trade finance needs looking at. Katharine Morton warns that it can feel like explaining how electricity works.
TXF spoke with Steven Beck, head of trade and supply chain finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to find out more about the development bank’s year-on-year growth in supported trade, as well as its latest initiative to create a standardised approach to the reporting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) by banks to regulators.