With competitive digital economy, Colombia will be able to plan for post-pandemic recovery and strengthen regional economies to adopt smart solutions linked to the Internet of Things that allow them to compete in global value chains.
TFG heard from Alan Ball of Texel Group about how synthetic securitization is done when working with the insurance industry.
DeFi has unleashed a wave of innovation, offering exciting opportunities and the potential to create a truly open, transparent, and immutable financial infrastructure.
SMEs need to re-think their innovation strategy including digitalisation as the pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital technology in trade.
Only through collaboration and interoperability with other key technologies like AI, RPA, and the IoT will the path of consortia be effective in making trade finance truly digital.
If regulators and established FIs are to place their faith – and their capital – in Blockchain, it must have a financial crime control framework to match efficiency of the solutions blockchain offers.
TFG heard from World Economic Forum’s Ziyang Fan on bringing policymakers, innovators and technologists together to work hand in hand to solve some of the global challenges.
Considering the stakes involved in managing the AML/KYC compliances are high, banks/ FI should carefully assess the options available with them and look holistically to mitigate the risk.
By leveraging technology for insights, a banker can make well-informed decisions, in compliance with audit and ethics, which are in the best interest of the bank.
TFG heard from IFC’s Qamar Saleem on the impact of Supply Chain Finance on domestic banks (and in turn, MSMEs,) in emerging and developing markets.
Banks, fintechs, and other vendors have a pivotal role to play in this situation to support communities and try to help the economy moving in the short and long term.
How are the rights and obligations of the parties to a credit affected on account of missed deadlines caused by these force majeure events?
Correspondent Banking should in the future reinvent itself to accompany to be an ideal companion to technical assistance and be a key milestone potential ahead for the Africa market.
TFG heard from Iain MacLennan, VP Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra on how blockchain and DLT can close in the trade finance gap experienced by SMEs.
The pandemic can be an opportunity for TFTA Member States to weaponise cooperation not only for fighting against COVID-19, but also to achieve deeper integration which in the long run will boost intra-Tripartite trade.