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Insurance underwriter perspective: Is the world becoming a riskier place?
Insurance underwriter perspective: Is the world becoming a riskier place?
Max Thompson
18 October 2018

Does an uptick in arms trade imports and exports and a rise in rhetorical weaponised language around trade point to a riskier trade credit insurance environment in 2018-19? In the latest episode of TXF’s Risky Business podcast series, a panel of insurance underwriters and risk experts outline their key global risk trends.

Risky business podcast: Navigating Africa's hot waters
Risky business podcast: Navigating Africa's hot waters
Max Thompson
6 August 2018

Dr. Rebecca Harding of Coreolis Technologies outlines and analyses the economic and political risk factors behind TXF's latest Country Risk Ratings for Sub Saharan Africa in Q2 2018.

Credit where it's due: the new LMA Export Credit Agency Buyer Credit Facility Agreement explained
Credit where it's due: the new LMA Export Credit Agency Buyer Credit Facility Agreement explained
Dan Sheriff
19 July 2018

Kam Mahil, legal director at the Loan Market Association (LMA) and Ashley McDermott, senior associate at Clifford Chance, outline the methodology, and potential cost and efficiency benefits, of the LMA’s new form of facility agreement for use in export finance buyer credit transactions.

Can export finance be a ‘force for good’? New TXF podcast released
Can export finance be a ‘force for good’? New TXF podcast released
Dan Sheriff
1 June 2018

TXF's second export finance podcast of 2018 asks whether the industry is, or can be, a force for good? This is the final discussion before our 2018 live show at TXF Global in Prague on the 6 June, where we will also be joined by EKN’s Anna-Karin Jatko and Euler Hermes’ Thomas Baum.

Finance meets philanthropy: An in-depth look at the work of the UN Refugee Agency
Finance meets philanthropy: An in-depth look at the work of the UN Refugee Agency
Dan Sheriff
31 May 2018

The Commodity Finance industry raised an impressive €26,500 for UNHCR - the UN's Refugee Agency - during the industry dinner at TXF Amsterdam on May 17. In an interview with TXF, UNHCR spokesperson Laura Padoan tells us about the critical work of the agency in supporting refugees and displaced people across the world.

Shop talk: Siemens baiting alternative funding pool
Shop talk: Siemens baiting alternative funding pool
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2017

Although a serial promoter of ECA-covered loans to support Siemens manufacturing, Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is not blinkered in its financing approach. SFS is keeping an eye on alternative lenders as the market begins to get comfortable with early-stage project risk.

SMEs and export finance: New TXF podcast released
SMEs and export finance: New TXF podcast released
Dan Sheriff
4 May 2017

In the most recent offering from TXF’s podders, the team discuss the benefits and challenges small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) currently face in tapping the export finance market.

Trade Wars: How trade is being weaponised
Trade Wars: How trade is being weaponised
Dan Sheriff
4 May 2017

TXF joins the front line with Rebecca Harding co-author of ‘Trade Wars – how trade is being ‘weaponised’ to discuss the theory and narrative behind the book.

$50bn and counting: GE EFS unlocks alternative ECA support
$50bn and counting: GE EFS unlocks alternative ECA support
Dan Sheriff
31 March 2017

US Exim’s lack of a quorum and inability to approve transactions over $10 million has necessitated some key changes in strategy at GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS). Bob Psaradellis, GE EFS managing director and global capital advisory leader, and Guto Davies, global ECA leader, talk financing, manufacturing and how to develop $50 billion of global ECA contractual capacity when their previous primary ECA has been handicapped out of the big-ticket market.

AbleChildAfrica: Giving the world's largest minority a chance - and so can you
AbleChildAfrica: Giving the world's largest minority a chance - and so can you
Max Thompson
28 March 2017

Around 15% of the global population are disabled. Of those, approximately 80% live in developing countries and 150 million are children. TXF caught up with Jane Anthony, executive director of AbleChildAfrica, with which we are very proud to have a partnership, to find out more about the charity's vital role in Africa.

Just the ticket: New TXF export finance podcast released
Just the ticket: New TXF export finance podcast released
Dan Sheriff
24 March 2017

In the most recent offering from TXF's podders, the team discuss the rise of direct lending, the types of banks that can benefit from the current ECA environment, and what smaller ticket project financings could mean for the industry.

Year in review: Trade & supply chain finance
Year in review: Trade & supply chain finance
Hesham Zakai
22 December 2016

Hesham Zakai, TXF’s head of content, picks his favourite trade & supply chain finance stories of 2016.

Siemens’ Doug Schoch talks supply chain finance
Siemens’ Doug Schoch talks supply chain finance
Dan Sheriff
20 October 2016

Doug Schoch, vice president of Captive Business at Siemens, talks to TXF's managing director Dan Sheriff about Siemens' supply chain finance programme and the direction of the SCF industry as a whole.

2016 to date reviewed: The latest export finance podcast
2016 to date reviewed: The latest export finance podcast
Dan Sheriff
19 September 2016

In the latest edition of the TXF Export Finance podcast, Simon Jones, Simon Sayer and Gabby Buck discuss the performance of the ECA finance industry in the first half of the year, analysing the latest data report from TXF. They then discuss the challenges that lie ahead in the second half, and even deliver a prediction or two.

Nomination period for US trade finance council due to close
Nomination period for US trade finance council due to close
Dan Sheriff
19 August 2016

Trade finance professionals have until Monday August 22nd to apply for the new Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) established by the US Department of Commerce.

Blog: Knowing me, knowing you
Blog: Knowing me, knowing you
Dan Sheriff
27 June 2016

A list of some of the issues we have been grappling with since news of the "leave" vote in Britain last week.

Introducing Ishka: A new company for the aviation finance industry
Introducing Ishka: A new company for the aviation finance industry
Dan Sheriff
23 June 2016

TXF is delighted to announce our new foray into the world of aviation with the launch of Ishka!

10 key export finance trends in 2016
10 key export finance trends in 2016
Dan Sheriff
14 June 2016

As presented at TXF Rome last week, here are the 10 trends we are seeing in export finance in 2016. These were derived from three separate, bespoke research initiatives undertaken by TXF over the past 6 months.

IIs and the capital markets: Latest export finance podcast
IIs and the capital markets: Latest export finance podcast
Dan Sheriff
14 June 2016

Following on the distribution theme, this podcast examines the developing relationship between export finance, institutional investors and the capital markets.

Regulation and working capital key drivers for trade finance and treasury
Regulation and working capital key drivers for trade finance and treasury
Dan Sheriff
9 June 2016

Regulation was seen as the biggest challenge for the trade finance industry, whilst working capital optimisation the top priority for corporate treasurers during a poll at the TXF Trade, Fintech and Treasury conference in London on Tuesday.

Distribution: The latest export finance podcast
Distribution: The latest export finance podcast
Dan Sheriff
8 June 2016

For the fourth edition of our export finance podcast, we look at the issue of distribution - how are models changing, what are the key drivers, where are the regulatory pressure points and why has efficient distribution become more important than ever.

Private Insurance: The latest export finance podcast
Private Insurance: The latest export finance podcast
Dan Sheriff
12 May 2016

In this episode, our experts explore the relationship between private insurance and the export finance industry. How has the relationship between private insurance and banks changed, as product and regulatory initiatives have taken place? What considerations must take place when deciding on when and how to use private and ECA cover?

Regulation and advocacy: The latest export finance podcast is available now
Regulation and advocacy: The latest export finance podcast is available now
Dan Sheriff
27 April 2016

In the second TXF export finance podcast, our experts debate the new regulatory reality in export finance, what it means for the industry, and how the environment will continue to develop.

Former Berne Union president takes leading role at XL Catlin
Former Berne Union president takes leading role at XL Catlin
Dan Sheriff
20 April 2016

Daniel Riordan has been appointed as president, XL Catlin Global Political Risk and Trade Credit. This represents a significant move from the private insurance underwriter, which has been building up its activities in the sector.

'Listen to the customer': A final word with US Ex-Im chairman Fred Hochberg
'Listen to the customer': A final word with US Ex-Im chairman Fred Hochberg
Dan Sheriff
10 April 2016

Fred Hochberg is now officially the longest serving chairman in the history of US Exim Bank. 2016 was his seventh and final annual conference in the role, and TXF caught up with him briefly to ask about the conference, his legacy, and the ongoing issue of the board quorum.

US and Turkish agencies team up to target African business
US and Turkish agencies team up to target African business
Dan Sheriff
10 April 2016

TXF was on hand at the signing of a new cofinancing agreement last week, between US Ex-Im Bank and Turk Eximbank, aimed at making exporters more competitive, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa

Emotional Hochberg thanks exporters for backing Ex-Im
Emotional Hochberg thanks exporters for backing Ex-Im
Dan Sheriff
7 April 2016

President and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im) Fred Hochberg was visibly moved as he addressed US exporters today in the opening speech of the Annual Ex-Im bank conference held in Washington.

Introducing… The Export Finance Podcast
Introducing… The Export Finance Podcast
Dan Sheriff
24 March 2016

Join a room full of industry experts for free-flowing and in-depth debate, and the most talked about podcast on export finance.

US Exim inches closer to quorum following Shelby’s primary victory
US Exim inches closer to quorum following Shelby’s primary victory
Dan Sheriff
2 March 2016

US Exim could be one step closer to being able to fully supporting US exporters following Senator Shelby’s recent victory at the Alabama Primary.

US Ex-Im bank redemption: (Nearly) free at last
US Ex-Im bank redemption: (Nearly) free at last
Dan Sheriff
1 February 2016

Fred Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) speaks to TXF about the reality of running a bank that has been held hostage by US partisan politics.

Asian export finance community bullish for 2016
Asian export finance community bullish for 2016
Dan Sheriff
29 October 2015

The export finance community in Asia was, as ever, bullish on growth forecasts for the year ahead. A poll of delegates taken at the TXF Asia Export and Agency Finance conference in Hong Kong showed over 60% expect to see growth in business over the next 12 months. Indeed, 16% expected to see growth in excess of 20%; and only 14% reported an expected decrease.

Pricing not reflective of cost of funding for one third of banks
Pricing not reflective of cost of funding for one third of banks
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2015

Pricing, cost of funding, capital markets, Basel III and the general future for the medium to long term (MLT) lending business continue to be high on the agenda for the export finance market.

Infrastructure and Africa hold the biggest prospects for ECA finance
Infrastructure and Africa hold the biggest prospects for ECA finance
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2015

The top rated sectors for growth in export finance over the next two years are power and infrastructure, according to a poll of close to 300 executives at the recent TXF ECA finance conference in Paris.

Germany tops poll for ECA support
Germany tops poll for ECA support
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2015

For the second year in a row Germany was voted as the country with the best export credit agency (ECA). This was during a poll completed by over 300 executives at the TXF ECA Finance conference in Paris.

Russian ECA-backed business continues to see some activity
Russian ECA-backed business continues to see some activity
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2015

Despite the current sanctions environment, an industry poll at the recent TXF ECA Finance conference in Paris, suggested 25% of the audience had completed an ECA-backed transaction into Russia in 2015, with 32% then expecting a deal before year end.

Macquarie appoint ECA-backed ship finance specialist
Macquarie appoint ECA-backed ship finance specialist
Dan Sheriff
11 June 2015

Macquarie Group have appointed Guido Musso as managing director for shipping and offshore, within its specialised investment solutions business. Musso is a respected specialist in export credit agency (ECA)-backed shipping and aircraft transactions.

The emperor’s new clothes: banks and ECAs exposed
The emperor’s new clothes: banks and ECAs exposed
Dan Sheriff
11 June 2015

The TXF ECA Finance conference in Paris last week seemed the perfect place to update the market on the findings of the 2015 Exporter Survey. Over the past few months, Clevis Research, an independent research company based in Germany, and TXF, have been working together to conduct extensive 30 minute interviews with over 50 capital equipment exporters from around the globe.

BPL Global targets German export market
BPL Global targets German export market
Dan Sheriff
9 June 2015

BPL Global, the insurance broker, has secured the services of Peter von Guretzky-Cornitz as a representative for the business in Germany.

Barclays expand trade team in Germany
Barclays expand trade team in Germany
Dan Sheriff
9 June 2015

Barclays Bank have appointed Christian Nehk as head of trade and working capital in Germany. Nehk joins the bank from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where he worked as director within the global trade and supply chain finance business.

JB's weekly round up - 25 May 2015
JB's weekly round up - 25 May 2015
Jonathan Bell
25 May 2015

On the afternoon of 16th July in London, TXF will be hosting a complimentary event on CAPEX and Project Financing in Africa. The event will bring together corporates, banks and agencies with an interest in doing more business in Africa. The event will be followed by TXF summer drinks, where all are welcome.

88% claim US Ex-Im reauthorisation saga has had a negative impact
88% claim US Ex-Im reauthorisation saga has had a negative impact
Dan Sheriff
1 May 2015

In a recent industry survey, respondents also told TXF they expect US Ex-Im Bank to be re-authorised, but saw German exporters as having the best ECA support

S&W Breakfast Briefing: When is a sale of commodities not a true sale?
S&W Breakfast Briefing: When is a sale of commodities not a true sale?
Dan Sheriff
28 April 2015

S&W Breakfast Briefing: When is a sale of commodities not a true sale?

All creatures, great and small, welcomed in Washington
All creatures, great and small, welcomed in Washington
Dan Sheriff
27 April 2015

Although the emphasis was very much on SME business at the Export-Import Bank of the United States’s (US Ex-Im’s) annual conference in Washington DC last week, it was the big guns that came out firing.

Video: Financing goods in and out of warehouses
Video: Financing goods in and out of warehouses
Dan Sheriff
10 April 2015

Partner Geoff Wynne and associates Hannah Fearn and Sam Fowler-Holmes of Sullivan & Worcester present the law firm's breakfast seminar on warehouse financing.

Historic trade agreement finally secured
Historic trade agreement finally secured
Dan Sheriff
1 April 2015

Earlier this week, pen was put to paper on a historic agreement that will see a new free trade agreement between Earth and other planets across the Solar System. The landmark agreement, entitled “The Inter-Planetary Export and Extraction Declaration (I-PEED)” will enable the establishment of trade flows between all members of the Solar System for the first time.

Exclusive: Video interview with Fred Hochberg, Chairman, US Ex-Im Bank
Exclusive: Video interview with Fred Hochberg, Chairman, US Ex-Im Bank
Dan Sheriff
27 March 2015

Exclusive: Video interview with Fred Hochberg, Chairman, US Ex-Im Bank

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.

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

Likely Issues Affecting Trade Finance in 2015 and How to Respond
Likely Issues Affecting Trade Finance in 2015 and How to Respond
Dan Sheriff
20 February 2015

Likely Issues Affecting Trade Finance in 2015 and How to Respond

France announces new Bank of Exports
France announces new Bank of Exports
Dan Sheriff
10 February 2015

French President Francois Hollande has announced the creation of a new ‘Bank of Exports’, to facilitate the finance of major international trade contracts, especially with Africa.