Creating the blueprint for global trade finance distribution

The main innovations in trade in over the past 100 years can be linked to standardisation. Making its debut in the 1960's, the shipping container set a new standard for moving global trade, dramatically increasing trade flows and reducing costs.

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Trade finance - made accessible

The container inspired us. We aim to make trade finance a liquid asset class through world-class automation and standardisation, enabling great cost efficiency and real-time processing.

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More liquid, so what?

Liquid trade finance benefits everyone involved — corporates can access more affordable trade finance, banks can increase their Net Interest Income, and investment managers gain access to a whole new asset class.

TFD Initiative sets standards

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End-to-end automation

Reduces costs. Enables real-time processing.

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Uniform reporting

Allows for aggregation of trading portfolios.

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Standardising agreements

Minimises time to implement transactions.

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Repackaging standards

Makes granular trade finance portfolios tradable.

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TFD Initiative News

Allianz Global Investors launches second trade finance fund
November 15, 2022

Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) has announced the launch of its second trade finance fund, the Allianz Working Capital Investment Grade Fund (ALWOCA IG).

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ARC Ratings joins the TFD Initiative
October 19, 2022

ARC Ratings is the latest member to join the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative.

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SupplierPlus Joins TFD Initiative as latest member
September 7, 2022

The Trade Finance DistributionInitiative is delighted to welcome SupplierPlus as the newest member joining our 50+ trade distribution community in addition to its membership withITFA.

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NNIP, Swiss Re, Santander among TFDi Members Gearing up for ITFA Porto Conference
July 26, 2022

This year's ITFA Conference will see an array of TFDInitiative members taking stage to discuss a variety of Trade finance topics.

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TFD Initiative invites you to the upcoming 2022 Member Meeting
July 25, 2022

You are invited to our 2022 Member Meeting where you will discover topics such as how digital asset technology enables originators to tap into new funding sources.

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TFD Initiative further expands with 20 new members
May 19, 2022

Institutional Investors Join TFD Initiative to Access Trade Assets

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