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.
When will Michael Crawford, senior corporate treasury manager of Mosaic, the world’s largest phosphate producer, become a robot? Not for the foreseeable future. TXF’s Katharine Morton discusses technology and digitization with Crawford as Mosaic looks to integrate its January $1.4 billion acquisition of Brazil’s mining giant Vale’s fertilizer unit.
Mustafa Kilic, CFO at Groupe SEB Turkey explains how a strategy of maximising local inputs can help manage currency risk through natural hedges, and even help guard against the burgeoning trade wars.
TXF caught up with Geetha Muralidahar, chairman and managing director at ECGG, to discuss how ECGC are supporting SMEs and what educational processes need to take place to provide Indian exporters with better access to short-term trade finance.
Since US President Donald Trump’s protectionist push has sparked the promise of reciprocal retaliation from the EU, China, and Canada, TXF's Katharine Morton, head of trade, treasury and risk joins a panel from Barclays to see if they can begin to demystify the impending global trade wars.
In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan & Worcester’s Trade Finance Breakfast Seminar, partner Geoffrey Wynne and senior associate Sam Fowler-Holmes discuss SPVs and their role in structured trade finance transactions.
Marianna Polykrati is group treasurer of Chipita SA, which is a Greek multinational snacks provider headquartered in the aptly named town of Metamorphosis, north of Athens, Greece. She sat down and discussed the challenges of change with TXF’s Katharine Morton in the first in a series of interviews on how global corporates deal with trade, treasury and risk in a complex world.
The Commodity Finance industry raised an impressive €26,500 for UNHCR - the UN's Refugee Agency - during the industry dinner at TXF Amsterdam on May 17. In an interview with TXF, UNHCR spokesperson Laura Padoan tells us about the critical work of the agency in supporting refugees and displaced people across the world.
Iran has yet to produce the project and trade flows bankers hoped for following signing of the JCPOA in 2016. The hurdles are largely born of the Trump administration – but not all. And while European lenders remain wary, Iran is looking eastward for debt.
Core banking software provider Finxact has made its Open Core API available to qualified banks, vendors and partners through its sandbox for no charge. It says its API is transparent and granular, enabling banks to have full access to their customer data.
Technologies such as machine learning can be a powerful tool for helping trade finance providers identify and mitigate risks associated with lending to often under-served SMEs, according to CRiskCo, a credit risk management company that uses big data analytics to provide credit scores to lenders.
The impact of Brexit on trade finance will be unclear until terms of the divorce are reached but the growth of open-account trade finance means banks may find themselves displaced by corporates like Amazon or DHL because of the need for swifter supply change finance to counter any Customs complexities.
UK-based payments startup Revolut has unveiled a business service in Europe that will let companies hold, exchange and transfer money in 25 currencies at the interbank exchange rate. Revolut for Business will also allow firms to issue employees with corporate cards and manage their transactional activity online.
Direct lending by ECAs based on floating interest rates, rather than the CIRR equivalent, is the source of export finance bankers' discontent, says a US Ex-Im senior executive