TFG Annual Report – Beyond Brexit

Beyond Brexit

Trade Finance Global Annual Report – Beyond Brexit

Here’s the summary for Trade Finance Global’s annual report – Beyond Brexit

The UK has had a turbulent year; having voted to leave the European Union and seeing much political unrest with the prime minister resigning. The process has been anything but straightforward, as a formal exit did not start until Theresa May decided to trigger Article 50. This has meant that the two-years provided for negotiations has now commenced.


Due to the time it will take to exit the EU, there should not be any short shocks. However, a big fear is that of trade and how companies in the UK will be treated. This may have impacts on legal contracts and free movement of persons. However, we see that many SME’s will actually hedge out the risk of the uncertain environment. If required; offices may be set up in the EU but this will all become clearer as negotiations progress. We see that it is important to understand how the land lies with the Euro; which is feeling this strain already.

The following report contains a few feature articles on some of the impacts we have seen following Brexit, and how political agendas, international relations, and foreign exchange volatility has shaped and could shape Great Britain.

Contributors and Contents

  • Owen Lock – SME Confidence in the aftermath of Brexit
  • Cheickna Moulaye – Uncertainty: The watchword of Brexit
  • Tom Harrison – Corbyn vs. May
  • Xinran Liu – China’s relationship with Britain post Brexit
  • Ross McKenzie – Brexit’s Affect on The Currency Market

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About the Author

Mark heads up the trade finance offering at TFG where his team focuses on bringing in alternative structured finance to international trading companies. Prior to joining TFG (, Mark qualified as a lawyer with a top ranked global trade and structured commodity finance team.

Mark has previously advised commodity trading firms, banks and alternative capital providers on international structured trade financings, pre-export, prepayment and limited recourse structures – notably in the oil, soft commodities and metals sectors. This has included mining finance projects, structured letter of credit facilities, receivables discounting and forfaiting agreements.

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