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The Need, the Opportunity, and the Solution of Trade Finance as Asset Class, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The emergence of trade finance as an investable asset class is a recurrent topic in most specialized literature and conferences. An increasing number of asset managers and institutional investors are attracted to this space, which was traditionally and preeminently dominated by banks.

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Reorganisation of the ITFA ANZRC Committee Need, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

The Australia and New Zealand Regional Committee is pleased to announce the formation of the new board for 2022 and beyond. Congratulations to Debora Santosa (Bank of America), Mark Borton (Monetago), Peter Farthing (Macquarie), Steve Scott (Taulia), Thomas McGhee (DBS) who join existing board members Damian Kwok (ANZ Banking Group and ITFA Chairman) and Jonathan O’Doherty (Atradius).

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ME Whitepaper, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

Managing working capital is becoming a subject of increasing importance for companies in the Middle East and is now a C-suite agenda. When the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) struck the world in early 2020, it took the global economy by surprise. However, many policies adopted during the crisis, including some enacted long before the pandemic, proved to have a mitigating effect and helped cushion the economic blow.

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ITFA MERC AT BAFT MENA, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

ITFA MERC participated at the BAFT MENA Bank to Bank Forum on May 24-25, 2022 and continues to be at the forefront of discussions related to regional & global events impacting trade. This BAFT Forum was a unique opportunity to discuss pressing industry issues with a regional focus, share insights, and network with industry leaders within the wider Middle East and North Africa region.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, June 2022

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome two institutions to its growing family:

– Kyriba
– Olea Global Pte. Ltd

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ITFA MEMBER SURVEY: KEY TAKEAWAYS AND NEXT STEPS, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

At the start of the year, the ITFA Board launched a survey among the association’s members to collect important feedback on the ITFA community’s membership-related needs and expectations. Close to 100 responses were received from around the globe.

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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, May 2022

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Dear members and friends

Hope you are well. Just flew back home from Amsterdam where I have attended our annual Spring Cocktail organised by our Northern European Regional Committee (NERC), in collaboration with Credit Europe Bank NV.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN UKRAINE’S SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE MARKET? May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Supply chain finance has the potential to boost the growth of Ukrainian businesses as companies struggle with the impact of war. The market was showing early signs of growth before the war, with both international and local banks actively developing products such as factoring and buyer-led payables finance.

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TRADE FINANCE: A RESILIENT ASSET CLASS FOR ANY MARKET ENVIRONMENT, May 2022

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Trade Finance has seen growing appeal as an investment strategy as investors seek refuge from large bouts of market volatility and sell-offs in global fixed income markets.

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ITFA NEW MEMBERS, May 2022

Friday, May 20th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome two institutions to its growing family:

– Ghana International Bank plc
– US Small Business Administration

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HOW CAN BANKS AVOID A LENDING CRISIS AND ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH? May 2022

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Converging market forces threaten to create a global lending crisis and prevent economic growth. Tradeteq CEO Christoph Gugelmann explores the future of trade finance and how firms are collaborating to overcome barriers to lending.

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MEMBERS RE-JOINING ITFA, May 2022

Friday, May 20th, 2022

ITFA is pleased to welcome back the following institution to its growing family:

– The Access Bank UK Limited

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