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What cost Brexit?
What cost Brexit?
Thomas Hopkins
30 March 2021

Brexit has been largely overshadowed by pandemic economic angst in the UK infrastructure sector. The additional bureaucracy will mean additional cost, but quantifying how significant that impact is and will be across complex infrastructure projects involving a multitude of imported parts and materials seems to be on the back burner - for now.

Hydrogen: A matter of scale
Hydrogen: A matter of scale
Thomas Hopkins
4 February 2021

Green hydrogen projects are on the increase – but they are also in the earliest stages of development and consequently banks are still treating the sector with caution. Will this emergent sector come into its own in the next decade? And what will it take to change lender angst to appetite?

Collateral management meets Godzilla
Collateral management meets Godzilla
Peter Hopkins
15 December 2020

Collateral management agreements have always played a vital role in commodity trade, but in today’s litigious world the relevance of the CMA is more than ever. Here, Peter Hopkins, managing director at DRUM Risk, outlines the origins of the CMA, the increased need to police the commodity supply chain and draws in some ‘war stories’ to provide a frontline flavour to the sector.

London Trade Roundtable to host Trade, Tech and Transition virtual meeting
13 November 2020

China’s Cofco ups the ante with sustainability-linked loan
China’s Cofco ups the ante with sustainability-linked loan
Jonathan Bell
24 July 2019

Cofco has signed the largest loan for an agri trading company yet which is linked to sustainability elements. Jonathan Bell examines this growing trend within agri-finance and importantly, how the Chinese trader is helping to push for increased traceability of soy beans.