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.
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.
The defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq can hopefully provide greater impetus to new business in Iraq. What is critical now is consolidation of security for the rebuilding of basic infrastructure – such as power generation and water. Jonathan Bell examines inroads being made by European ECAs to support this trade.
TXF joined the ICC Banking Commission in Beijing as it celebrates a century of the institution whose founders were dubbed the ‘merchants of peace’. Katharine Morton contemplates the role of peace merchants amid the ‘warriors’ of trade and how China fits into the mix.
Capital is spilling all over the balance sheet nowadays. What should investors in alternate assets, particularly trade, be looking at? Ann Rutledge, CEO of CreditSpectrum asks how investors should kick the tyres and define the new landscape. Banks still have a crucial role to play as transformers of risk.