Our Trade Finance business offers comprehensive solutions along the client’s trade value chain by combining international trade risk mitigation products and services with custom-made solutions for structured trade and export finance.
Our fully integrated global network spans over 80 locations in over 40 countries, delivering excellent services, innovative solutions and considerable trade expertise. We enable our clients to manage risks and other issues associated with their import and export and domestic trade transactions, including international trade products, financial supply chain management, custom-made and performance-risk finance solutions for structured export and commodity trade finance.
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For an organisation to truly champion diversity, it must implement strategies that encompass the entire business model. We look at how best to put in place these strategies, considering:
While ECA financing becomes a more lucrative option for exporters and borrowers, how are international and regional banks coping in the current market state? How are pricing structures shaping up? How has their risk appetite for certain countries (such as Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq) and for certain sectors (such as infrastructure and utilities) evolved? Are banks still able to provide enough support to their clients? Have opportunities for new partnerships or collaborations cropped up to provide more liquidity and favourable terms to borrowers? Are Central Banks providing enough support via their stimulus packages and payment delays or are more support measures required? Will we see an increase in more structured products rather than short-term loans as lending appetite decreases?
6 months post-lockdown, what have been the changes in financing terms for borrowers and exporters in LatAm? How have exporters fared with the changes in supply chains?
In the light of Covid-19 we ask heads of units that include export, project and trade finance their view on the future of export finance as an asset class within their wider group strategy. With a global recession looming do we expect to see an uptick in business due to the countercyclical nature of export finance? How will the drive for sustainability and demand for green infrastructure investment shape the groups’ strategies? In today’s landscape of price compression and rolling regulation, how is ECA finance perceived? What does this mean for the future of large ECA finance teams? What is the role that banks will play in structuring ECA transactions given liquidity from institutional investors and ECA direct lending? What is the effect of digitisation and innovation within trade and export finance and the types of transactions banks favour? Has digitisation been accelerated by the pandemic? Will we see a shift away from financing long tenor illiquid assets in favour of new fast-moving industries?