Contextualising the Role of Trade Finance

Contextualising the Role of Trade Finance

Trade is taking centre stage in world affairs, and with good reason! In this video, Aidan provides an explanation of what will be covered in this series on Trade Finance.
Overview

Credit support for trade finance deals is especially important, because the risks relate more towards the underlying goods/receivables. The assessment breaks transactional risk down into three key components where the lender is able to assess risk based on where it actually lies, not on the balance sheet.

Key learning objectives:

  • What credit assessment is required for trade finance deals?

  • What is the importance of legal support?

  • What are the benefits of establishing distribution channels?

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Aidan Applegarth

Aidan Applegarth

Aidan spent some 30 years building up Trade and Commodity Finance (TCF) businesses for banks in the UK, Europe and Asia. He is now a consultant providing training and practical guidance to banks and other lenders wishing to develop a TCF proposition and also advises a number of Trade Finance funds on Credit and Operational Risk.

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