FinTech Committee

The FinTech Committee of ITFA was set up on 1 January 2018. It aims at helping the ITFA membership keep abreast of, and embrace technology innovations impacting the trade finance and risk distribution spaces. It promotes the use of FinTech capabilities to transaction banks, insurance companies and capital market firms. Focus is on automating trade finance and on establishing trade finance – in particular receivables – as an investible asset class, so as to address the current Trade Finance gap.

The FinTech Committee concentrates on four market-level themes:

  • collaboration between regulated financial institutions and FinTech companies;
  • platforms providing new business eco-systems and practices;
  • infrastructure initiatives aiming at introducing new digital highways;
  • use of transaction data to drive decision making and increase client satisfaction.

ITFA member institutions benefit by getting access to FinTech educational opportunities and a neutral forum to debate technology innovations.

ITFA Fintech Committee Board

Andre Casterman Casterman Advisory

Chair

Banks

Adeline Demetz Unicredit S.p.A.

Member

Daniel Rymer Mizuho Bank

Member

Farah Shaikh Crown Agents Bank

Member

Fintech Companies

Ka Kit Man Capital & Credit Risk Manager (CCR Manager)

Member

Johanna Wissing LiquidX Inc.

Member

Markus Wohlgeschaffen TrustBills

Member

ITFA Board Liaison

Sean Edwards Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Ltd

Chair of ITFA

Paul Coles HSBC - Global Trade & Receivables Finance

Chair of Market Practice Committee