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In for the long haul: Basel III’s impact on export finance
In for the long haul: Basel III’s impact on export finance
Henri d'Ambrieres
22 August 2018

From new rules for sovereign risk exposures to leverage ratio requirements, Henri d’Ambrières, head of advisory services in trade, export and project finance at HDA Conseil, outlines the potential impact of Basel III on provisions linked to export credits.

CIRR: Analysing its contemporary importance
CIRR: Analysing its contemporary importance
Henri d'Ambrieres
1 October 2016

Minimum fixed interest rates are as old as the OECD Arrangement on officially supported export credits. Then the system was finetuned in 1983 and these fixed rates were called CIRR (commercial interest rate of reference). Some ECAs offer these kind of fixed rates, directly or through other public agencies, while other ECAs do not offer these rates to their exporters. A few ECAs that offered it 10 or 20 years ago stopped, generally for budgetary reasons.

Vouching for the low-risk nature of trade finance: why data matters
Vouching for the low-risk nature of trade finance: why data matters
Henri d'Ambrieres
16 March 2016

Henri D’Ambrières, senior technical adviser on the ICC Trade Register, discusses how the Register’s data is improving year on year and why it should drive change and refinements to the Basel approach.

 How new French ECA Bpifrance will differ from Coface
How new French ECA Bpifrance will differ from Coface
Max Thompson
29 January 2016

After nearly 70 years as France's ECA Coface is set to transfer the handling of state export credit guarantees to French public investment bank, Bpifrance. The move will have a wider impact than merely a name change, and could even ensure cheaper pricing on French ECA deals. TXF caught up with HDA conseil's Henri D'Ambrieres to find out more.

Easing the regulatory challenges
Easing the regulatory challenges
Henri d'Ambrieres
1 May 2014

Export credit is a tool which has been used for decades to support exports in a world where the main driver of economic growth has been international trade. The need for export finance has been questioned for 40 years, but today after several years of crisis, most people recognise the importance of this tool to support the economy.

Henri d'Ambrieres takes up advisory role at ICC
Henri d'Ambrieres takes up advisory role at ICC
Hesham Zakai
17 January 2014

Henri d'Ambrieres, the former global head of export finance at Crédit Agricole, has joined the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as a technical expert advising on its trade finance loss register.