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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, September 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

I write this opening message with a heavy heart, as under normal circumstances I would be opening this month’s newsletter with one of my favourite topics…our Annual Conference!

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THE NEW NORMAL – BANKING FOR THE FUTURE, September 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Who could have imagined a few months back the widespread and rampant disruption that Covid-19 would cause. The pace at which the pandemic has spread and the unprecedented lock downs it has caused with almost 60% of mankind now at home, has questioned literally all facets of our work life that were literally a given, less than a few weeks back.

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THE EVOLUTION OF TRADE DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS, September 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Much has been written about the impacts of Basel IV on trade originators. Similarly, the opportunities offered by the so-called originate-and-distribute model and the growing role of institutional investors have been clearly outlined in various industry papers and articles.

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GLOBAL TRADE’S LITTLE-KNOWN COMFORT BLANKET SLIPS, September 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Banks and insurers say the private credit insurance market, which plays an important role in global trade, is contracting.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS, September 2020

Friday, September 11th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following three institutions to its growing family:

– RXIL
– Tinubu Square
– Trade Connect Global Ltd.

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head of Legal and Special Adviser to The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Whilst social distancing is starting to change, in many countries, into social rapprochement, the return to “physical” is still some way off hence our focus, to keep in contact with our members, on organising more and more webinars.

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WHERE DOES TRADE GO FROM HERE?- July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

If you feel like you have over-indulged during lockdown, you probably have. Chocolate, sweets and confectionery, packaging, chemicals and pharmaceuticals and tobacco products are five of the six sectors globally whose trade in 2020 is set to grow according to the Coriolis Technologies forecasts.

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SYNTHETIC SECURITIZATIONS PODCAST, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

ITFA is pleased to broadcast a podcast on one of the sessions of the Insurance Committee webinar titled: Synthetic Securitizations, held on Friday 12th June 2020.

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TAKE-AWAYS FROM OUR FINTECH WEBINARS, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Q2 2020 will be remembered as an exciting quarter for the ITFA Fintech Committee as we actively engaged with the trade community through a series of webinars.

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ITFA WHITE PAPER: WHAT IS CREDIT INSURANCE – US TRADE CREDIT MARKET, July 2020

Monday, July 20th, 2020

ITFA Americas is proud to release the first industry reviewed and supported Trade Credit Insurance (TCI) white paper for the United States TCI market. This paper is available to all ITFA members in the member area of the ITFA website.

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NEW ITFA MEMBERS, July 2020

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

ITFA is pleased to welcome the following five institutions to its growing family:

– ACREMAC
– Belfius Bank
– National Bank of Egypt (UK) Limited
– SCCF Structured Commodity & Corporate Finance SA
– Triquesta Pte. Ltd

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE – Sean Edwards, ITFA Chairman / Head Of Legal And Special Adviser To The Global Trade Finance Department At SMBC – June 2020

Monday, June 15th, 2020

Another month has gone by and regrettably headlines remain dominated by Covid-19, with US cases on the increase, presently at over two million. Luckily in Europe the situation is happier, with reported cases on the decrease.

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