The ITFA Trade Finance Investment Ecosystem (ITFIE) Working Group strives to enhance the trade finance investment ecosystem by facilitating more efficient asset and risk transfer between banks and non-bank investors, while promoting broader risk appetite from non-traditional investors. 

By harmonising, standardising and digitising processes, ITFIE aims to support the real economy by increasing capital availability for trade and offering institutional investors a diversified asset class.

ITFA has been at the forefront of this initiative since 2021, when it took over the International Chamber of Commerce-led Investors in Trade Finance (IITF) Group.

ITFIE’s work streams will strive to achieve several objectives, including articulating the requirements of institutional investors and ensuring a clear understanding of the technical aspects of distribution; developing an asset originator guide for streamlined distribution; driving automation and digitisation for trade finance distribution; and promoting market awareness and education for both, asset originators, and investors. 

To read ITFIE’s ‘Whitepaper on developing a Practitioners Guide to making Trade an Investible Asset Class’, published in 2022, click here.

Stream A

Voice of the Institutional Investors: Suresh Hegde of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Guy Brooks of Pemberton Asset Management

Stream B

Rules of the Game: Geoff Wynne of Sullivan & Worcester and Paul Coles of Orbian Management Limited

Stream C

Technology and Data: André Casterman of Casterman Advisory and Matt Wreford of Demica


N L N Swaroop of HSBC - Global Trade & Receivables Finance


Bertrand de Comminges of Banco Santander


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