TFG spoke to Mitigram’s CEO Milena Torciano, who just raised a Series B round of financing, worth 100SEK ($10.7m USD) from Sampo, on their ambition to become the Bloomberg of trade and digitise trade flows.
TFG were live at the Telegraph’s Future of Trade & Export conference, joined by Michael Boguslavsky, Head of AI at Tradeteq. There are a number of disruptive opportunities to digitise trade finance, including, machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, natural language processing.
TFG heard from Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
TFG are delighted to be joined by Michael Vatikiotis, who was the keynote speaker earlier today at FCI’s 51st Annual Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, an experienced author, journalist and conflict moderator specialising in Southeast Asia.
Greensill, most recently known for its $800m investment from SoftBank’s Vision fund, has today announced its acquisition of Finacity Corporation (Finacity). TFG reports live from Ho Chi Minh City, in an exclusive interview with Finacity CEO Adrian Katz.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 11th June. Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director of TFG, spoke today on the Evolution of Receivables Finance at FCI’s 51st Annual Meeting held in Vietnam. Speaking on a panel chaired by Lionel Taylor, Trade Advisory Network, alongside Editorial Directors of BCR Publishing and Business Money, the panel gave an observer view on the evolution of factoring in Southeast Asia.
Here to discuss their recent report, Banking Regulation And The Campaign To Mitigate The Unintended Consequences For Trade Finance: is Olivier Paul, Director of Finance for Development at the ICC, joining us from Paris.
Trade Finance Global released its second issue of Trade Finance Talks at the UK Trade & Export Finance Forum. This publication is entitled ‘The Trade Gap: Gender, Finance and Interoperability’.
Final analysis of data collated by the EU Federation for the Factoring and Commercial Finance Industry (EUF) shows that in 2018 factoring and commercial finance volumes in the EU grew overall by 7.9% to €1.73 Trillion, 80% of which was domestic business and 20% international.
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
International law firm Sullivan has advised ITFA (the International Trade and Forfaiting Association), on its recently published guide to accounting and legal issues under International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 for the trade receivables and supply chain finance industry.
The use of distributed ledger technology in the trade finance space is moving fast.
Today’s DLT-trade ecosystem can be sectioned into a series of eight major consortia and networks that are taking strides in various areas of the space.
The Gartner hype cycle serves as a tool to help decision makers and investors gauge the actual current state of a technology in a given domain, separating its real-world utility from its surrounding hype and disillusionment. The cycle was first introduced in 1995 and has since served as an accurate representation of the typical progression of an emerging technology.
Trade Finance Global today releases a map of networks and consortia in the trade finance and shipping space. Highlighting the key technology providers, DLT involved, banks and participants on each network, the map provides insight into the complex ecosystem of blockchain players in trade finance.
TFG exclusive podcast with komgo, we heard from CEO Souleïma Baddi talking about bringing blockchain and distributed ledger technology to commodity finance.