TXF FIT Zone Podcast: Financing International Trade
TXF PRI 2019: Fonroche sheds some light on off-grid solar

TXF PRI 2019: Fonroche sheds some light on off-grid solar

January 16, 2020

Following his panel at the PRI conference in December, TXF sat down with Pierre Vergnes, head of institutional financing at French-based solar infrastructure company Fonroche Lighting. We discussed why the company does not buy private insurance, the challenges that lack of security in some counties presents and why ECA financing is a no brainer.

TXF PRI 2019: Santander on brokers and blockchain

TXF PRI 2019: Santander on brokers and blockchain

January 2, 2020

On the sidelines of TXF’s PRI conference last month, Saqib Mustafa, executive director of structured trade and receivable finance within the global transaction banking team at Santander, spoke to TXF to discuss the benefits of shopping around for private insurance brokers, and whether blockchain really is the future for trade deals?

CPRI market in the process of maturing: TXF talks to Matthew Beckett

CPRI market in the process of maturing: TXF talks to Matthew Beckett

November 29, 2019

Appetite and capacity for credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) has been growing in the past 10 years but may be plateauing as the market matures. Matthew Beckett, EMEA director of insurance placement and loan capital markets at SMBC gives Katharine Morton a bank’s perspective on the future of what has been perceived as a ‘silent’ product in the run up to TXF’s CPRI conference in London on 4 December 

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TXF Geneva: Qbera Capital on thinking outside the box

TXF Geneva: Qbera Capital on thinking outside the box

November 20, 2019

From the sidelines of TXF Geneva, TXF sat down with Amitji Odedra from Qbera Capital to discuss corporate appetite for diversification in funding, how the trade finance gap is creating opportunities for alternative funds and dabbling in the secondary trading market. 

How to get the most from CPRI: TXF talks to Boris Jaquet

How to get the most from CPRI: TXF talks to Boris Jaquet

November 11, 2019

Boris Jaquet, EMEA Head, distribution, Deutsche Bank talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about his views of the state of play of the Credit and Political Risk Insurance (CPRI) market and how to get the best from CPRI ahead of the TXF Conference in London on 4 December 2019. 

TXF Sibos smooth-down with CGI

TXF Sibos smooth-down with CGI

October 3, 2019

TXF's head of trade, treasury and risk, Katharine Morton, spoke with CGI's product manager for trade and supply chain solutions Patrick DeVilbiss about the key trends he saw emerging in Sibos 2019.

Risky business: Can Europe trade its way out of crisis?

Risky business: Can Europe trade its way out of crisis?

August 1, 2019

In the fourth of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about how the internal challenges of the EU continue to pull at the union. Is trade the way out of its problems?

Risky business: China trade turns inward

Risky business: China trade turns inward

July 23, 2019

In the third of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about how it’s not all about trade wars for China trade, but it doesn’t help.

Risky business: Examining Exim and trade wars in the US

Risky business: Examining Exim and trade wars in the US

July 18, 2019

In the second of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton in more depth about the effects trade wars are having on US trade, and what the impact will be of US Exim getting back its mandate.

Risky business: Tech-tonic shifts in trade wars

Risky business: Tech-tonic shifts in trade wars

July 11, 2019

In the first of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about where we are now with trade weaponization and the effect that trade wars are having on the key power relationships and physical supply chains globally, with technology at the forefront.