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In association with the Swiss Commodity Club, TXF launched an intimate and focused structured commodity finance gathering in Geneva.
The commodities industry continues to face serious challenges in light of market conditions, and the need to combat these challenges with proactive decision-making, collective best practice, and a thorough examination of the macro environment is pressing. TXF Geneva allowed global leaders in commodity finance to network and share their expertise.
Hear from our guests at previous TXF Commodity Finance gatherings:
TXF brought its classic combination of educative workshops, collaborative discussions, and instructive presentations to Geneva for a gathering of commodity finance traders, producers, financiers, lawyers, collateral managers and more.
Here's a rough outline of agenda at TXF Geneva 2016!
Registration and networking lunch | The networking begins early! The aim of the game here is to meet as many relevant contacts as possible and forge new relationships.
Chairman’s Welcome | Introductory remarks and outline of the afternoon’s proceedings.
The State of the Market | A macroeconomic overview, focussing on the global and regional economy, the price of commodities, financing climate, and impact of large-scale events such as Brexit.
Getting your house in order: Financial distress and prudent decision-making | What can banks and corporates do to shore up their position in precarious times? How can they anticipate, avoid or resolve disputes? And just how structured is structured commodity finance? What lessons can be learned to ensure it becomes more structured and safeguarded? This is a practical session, drawing on real-life examples and fostering tangible tips to help market participants moving forward.
Coffee and networking
Commodity finance structures: What's hot and what's not? | There are a number of trade tools in a trader and financiers toolkit, from RCFs and borrowing-base facilities, to PXFs and prepayments. Utilising TXF Data and FIMetrix surveys, this session looks at trends in the take-up of these tools in the context of the current climate, as well as possible advantages and disadvantages of each.
Stream 1 – Idea Lab – Geneva as a trading hub | Geneva is a truly international city, home to some of the world’s biggest and most innovative trading companies. In recent years, Dubai and Singapore have attempted to open themselves up to trading companies in a similar way. How attractive a destination is Switzerland today? What benefits does it offer? Have referenda on issues such as speculative pricing of agri commodities had any impact? How stable is the regulatory environment? What can companies and financiers do to leverage Geneva as a trade hub and what more would they like to see done to enable an even stronger trading and investment environment?
Stream 2: Commodity finance as an asset class | There is a growing interest for commodity finance assets from alternative investors – spurred by the low-interest rate environment externally. But will the tight margins often seen in commodity finance prove to be too great an obstacle? Can the risks be minimised to justify the returns? Which sectors and geographies are proving particularly attractive? What opportunities are there for those looking for financing – and what legal and technical issues should they be cognisant of?
Cocktail and networking reception | Let's face it, the most fun part of the day! Continue the discussions, and networking, in a friendly, informal environment.
4 Place Simon-Goulard, 1201, Genève, Switzerland
With Geneva as a world leader in the trade of oil, sugar, coffee, grains, rice and oilseeds, what better place to meet with the global leaders in commodity trade finance?
Handling 40-50% of global trade transactions, this global trading hub is second in Europe only to London for international trade.
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