December 11, 2017

Defining a trade finance fund strategy

Trade finance funds looking to attract capital from big-ticket institutional investors must provide more clarity about their strategies and where…
October 11, 2017

Cash in a cold banking climate

While their contribution to trade finance remains tiny compared with that of traditional banks, trade finance funds are an increasingly…
August 15, 2017

A huge opportunity

"We estimate that there is $1.5 trillion of annual flow in the sub-investment grade trade finance space. "   It…
October 28, 2016

Kimura in the FT – The cost of the Fed’s scare story on commodities

The cost of the Fed’s scare story on commodities - John Dizard on the problems of banks not lending to a…
September 26, 2016

Interview: Kimura Capital seeks to fill commodity trade finance gap

A liquidity gap is developing in commodity trade finance which is especially impacting small to medium-size companies and could severely…
May 4, 2016

WTO urges action to close SME trade finance gap

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has released a new study focusing on SMEs’ lack of access to trade finance, providing…
March 13, 2016

Trade finance: A niche sector with a strong wind behind it

Trade finance is certainly gaining momentum among alternatives managers. As we explore in the cover analysis, the niche market is…
February 4, 2016

Ex-Goldman energy head taps commodity finance gap

Ex-Goldman Sachs Energy head Neil West and former Phoenix Partners global commodities head Kristofer Tremaine are launching a new commodity…
January 11, 2016

Plugging the funding gap in trade

Asset managers are showing greater interest in providing much-needed financial support for global trade, as greater digitisation opens up the…
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