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The 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day attracts eight sponsors

The 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day attracts eight sponsors

May 29, 2024

The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi) is proud to announce its partners for the upcoming 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day.

As we approach the event, scheduled for November 2024, the eight leading sponsors announced so far are: XDC Foundation, Tradeteq, Manufactured, Emerald Capital Group, Reed Smith LLP, LSQ, Teybridge Capital and Lloyds Bank.

These partners are helping set the stage for a pivotal gathering of some of the most influential figures in the trade finance industry.


Sponsor Highlights and Quotes:

  • XDC Foundation is set to repeat its role as the platinum sponsor. Billy Sebell, Executive Director of XDC Foundation, highlighted the foundation's commitment,     "Our sponsorship underlines our dedication to fostering innovation and collaboration within the trade finance community."
  • LSQ is excited to contribute its expertise, particularly in the US market. Terry Ragsdale, CFO of LSQ, remarked, "We are proud to partner with the TFDi and sponsor this key industry event, which successfully connects the trade space with the capital markets community."
  • Teybridge Capital will focus on expanding networks and offering valuable insights. Dylan Martin, CEO of Teybridge Capital, Europe, noted, "The event is a must-attend for anyone in the trade finance and investor community, aiming to broaden industry perspectives."
  • Reed Smith will bring its legal expertise in asset securitisation to the conference. Nick Stainthorpe, partner at the law firm, is excited about the partnership, “The     Trade Finance Investor Day provides a key meeting place for players at the cutting edge of trade finance.”
  • Manufactured aims to address the capital and inventory needs of SMBs in the global trade sector. Pranay Srinivasan, CEO of Manufactured Networks Inc, stated, "Our partnership with TFDi is strategic, aiming to broaden access and scalability of capital markets."
  • Emerald Capital Group is keen on unlocking new opportunities for SMEs. Monique Goosen, Director of Emerald Capital Group, expressed, "We are honoured to support the trade finance community and drive the conversation on better servicing SMEs."
  • Lloyds Bank continues its leadership in integrating digital transformation within the trade finance sector. Gwynne Master, Managing Director, Lending & Working Capital at Lloyds Bank, emphasised, "We are excited to promote and expand the distribution of trade as an asset class."
  • Tradeteq will demonstrate how its securitisation technology enables institutional investors to tap into the multi-trillion trade investment class. Christoph Gugelmann, CEO at Tradeteq, said: “Our mission is to create trade finance asset backed securities which will make trade finance easily investible at scale.”


Event Overview:

The Trade Finance Investor Day will take place thisNovember at a prestigious five-star resort in the centre of London. The previous year's event drew 135 attendees from more than a dozen countries, representing90 companies. This year, the day will feature keynote addresses, panel discussions, testimonials and extensive networking opportunities, focusing onthe impact of emerging technologies, regulatory developments, and new market practices in trade finance.

André Casterman, CEO of TFDi, expressed his gratitude to all of the TFDi’s partners, "Each sponsor brings unique strengths andinsights that are vital for the advancement of trade finance as an investable asset class. Their collective support is crucial as we strive to increaseautomation, transparency, and inclusivity in the sector."

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About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

The TFD Initiative is dedicated to establishing trade finance as an investable asset class for capital market firms, enhancing the level of automation and transparency through technology-based market practices.The initiative aims to bridge the SME funding gap by attracting institutional liquidity and fostering a community of capital markets players, alternative lenders, banks, and platforms.

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