BAFT is the leading financial services association for international transaction banking. In his new role, Stevenson will lead BAFT’s trade-focused policy, practices, and education initiatives, and support its trade-related councils and committees.
World trade of goods has declined some 12% in the last year, representing a loss of $22 trillion USD of trade. Is it all doom and gloom for trade, or will we see a resurgence?
Developing and harmonising existing standards within trade finance is key for digitalising trade.
TFG spoke to CargoX about their Blockchain Documentary Transfer (BDT) programme, Advanced Cargo Information and Single Windows
TFG heard from the CFTC’s Heath P. Tarbert, on CFTC’s tremendous accomplishments in achieving integrity through sound derivatives regulation.
TFG / SME Finance Forum exclusive, with Marcus Wallenberg, B20 Saudi Arabia, on the future of trade in the form of e-commerce and sustainable trade.
A TFG / SME Finance Forum exclusive B20-Business at OECD joint interview on reducing barriers that SMEs in particular encounter in their quest to participate in Global Value Chains (GVCs).
TFG heard from Robert Meters on the significant role of trade credit insurance in the current economic crisis the global trade is facing.
TFG heard from the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of World Bank Group, Anshula Kant, on the importance of transparency in helping investors manage ESG risks and achieve development impact goals.
TFG heard from Chairman of Lloyd’s of London, Bruce Carnegie-Brown, on the critical Covid-19 related challenges faced by the 300-year-old institution, as well as what could be in stock for the longer-term future of the Lloyd’s market.
TFG heard from José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, EBA on the key initiatives taken by the banking sector to support the economy post-Covid such as technology and innovation in banks and prevention of financial crime.
From the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to MANSA, TFG heard from Afreximbank on how they are addressing the challenges around African trade
Unpacking previous events, TFG heard from FCI’s Secretary General Peter Mulroy, comparing how the factoring and receivables industry has fared during previous crises and what we can learn moving forwards.
The Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC) is a potential solution allowing for digital representations of payment commitments on a distributed ledger.
TFG heard from Noviland’s Francois Jaffres on the real challenges of COVID-19 on purchasing PPE from Chinese suppliers and the impacts on payment terms such as LCs