TXF Sustainable Export Finance and Resilient Infrastructure 2022
How is export finance remodelling itself for a sustainable future? Join this one day virtual event and hear from its key ECA providers and corporate stakeholders.
Partner at Sullivan, Sam Fowler-Holmes presents the October breakfast seminar on structuring trade finance transactions using SPVs and how to balance the risks and rewards.
The masks came off as building resilience in world trade and ESG ran in tandem at ITFA’s in person annual event in Bristol.
While trade finance has an essential role to play in supporting the global economy through the post-COVID recovery, many firms are still unable to access the finance they need. Fortunately, technology can help banks meet their customers’ trade finance needs – and with cloud-based solutions, the cost of a specialist system is no longer prohibitive for small and mid-sized banks, as Surecomp’s Enno-Burghard Weitzel and Andrew Coles explain.
Departures from parts of the trade credit and CPRI market – in particular by Zurich and QBE – have raised eyebrows as reduced capacity could make it harder for banks to secure a programme with a single insurer. What will be the impact, and can improved harmonisation of Basel-compliant documentation help bolster capacity?
Why are there still so few bridges between digital islands? And no ‘cars’ on the bridges that have been built? Michael Vrontamitis, advisor at Kountable and Subra Shankhar, founder and principal at TOTTA look at why digital islands persist, and how they can be bridged. Do not ignore smaller businesses.