TXF Americas 2020
The fun in the sun returns! Bringing all key players together for two days of networking, we explore case studies of the latest deals and examine the next hot opportunities across the region.
In an uncertain and fast-changing trade environment, the challenge for big banks is to be able to adapt quickly to new market realities, while also staying at the forefront of new technologies. Lisa Robins, who moved from Deutsche Bank to Standard Chartered Bank in February to take over as head of transaction banking, discusses the hurdles and opportunities in trade and the developing tech supporting it.
Three major hurricanes, Mexico’s earthquake and California’s fires were estimated to cost the private insurance industry $144 billion in 2017. Earlier this summer, TXF Global discussed how the robust industry has absorbed these losses with no impact to CPRI market prices across the trade, export and project finance spaces.
Dr. Rebecca Harding of Coreolis Technologies outlines and analyses the economic and political risk factors behind TXF's latest Country Risk Ratings for Sub Saharan Africa in Q2 2018.
Sinosure wants to up its short and long-term export credit insurance exposures to over $450 billion by 2020 and is targeting international lenders for far more business. However, the brewing US-China trade war and concerns over how projects apply capital under the Belt & Road Initiative are casting shadows over the Chinese ECA’s ambitious target.
Jean-Francois Lambert, founder of Lambert Commodities, outlines the potential impact of trade wars and protectionism on commodity trading houses, and how the current geopolitical turmoil could prove to be a boon for savvy traders.
Reverse factoring has been implicated in the demise of two of Europe’s largest corporations – Abengoa and Carillion. Can the holes in reverse factoring accounting regulation be filled to prevent potential large corporation abuse of SMEs in the supply chain finance system?
Sullivan & Worcester's partner Geoffrey Wynne and trainee Ali Siddiqui explore the ways lenders can mitigate risk through the careful drafting of loan documentation. The latest edition of S&W’s Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar touches on Libor and Basel IV, as well as the current need to expand sanction clauses in Letters of Credit.