The Trade Finance
Investor Day

About the Trade Finance Investor Day 2023

The Trade Finance Investor Day brought together the TFDi community, as well as wider investors, to further improve the blueprint for trade finance distribution and the supporting originate-and-distribute model.

The two-day event, just outside London, introduced new players onto the stage, focused on market innovations and championed dealmaking.

It took place on the 19th and 20th October 2023 at the five-star Grove Golf and Spa resort.

There was a panel on institutional investors, a separate one on originators, a keynote, power pitch sessions with alternative lenders, testimonials, and of course the opportunity for networking. We had an incredible line-up of speakers, including Goldman Sachs AM, Deutsche Bank, Santander Asset Management, Vabble, Mercore, Lloyds Banking Group, ITFA, Teybridge Capital, Tradeteq, LGIM, Skybound Capital, Finverity, XDC Foundation and more.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and attendees for making the event a huge success.

Read the Investor Day blog here

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TFID 2023 Event Programme

Speakers and full agenda to be announced shortly

TFID 2023 Speakers

André Casterman

CEO, TFD Initiative

Suresh Hegde

Head of Structured Private Debt, Goldman Sachs AM

Oliver Resovac

Global Head of Trade Finance and Lending, Deutsche Bank

Chris Southworth

Secretary General, ICC, UK

Dylan Martin

CEO - Europe, Teybridge

Salman Khan Galindo

Portfolio Manager - Alternative Investments, Santander AM

Lenna Russ

Chief Revenue Officer, Tradeteq

Matthew Taylor

Head of Alternative Debt, LGIM

James Baxter

Head of Structuring, Tradeteq

Sean Edwards

Chairman, ITFA

Anthony Wadsworth-Hill

Co-founder, Mercore

Pablo Terpolilli

Founder & CEO,

Mark Abrams

Global Head of Trade Receivables Finance, Trade Finance Global

Deepesh Patel

Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global

Billy Sebell

Executive Director, XDC Foundation

Lee Dalley

Director, Skybound Capital

Michel Meylacq

Head of Distribution & Funder Relations, Finverity

Kalyan Basu

MD & CEO, Vayana

Sunil Senapati

CEO, XDC Trade Network

Simon Bessant

Director and Head of Insurance, Texel

Cláudia Dos Santos

Director, Trade and Working Capital Sales, Lloyds Bank

François Burtin

Global Head of Group Transformation

Sarah Green

Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law

More speakers to be announced shortly

Event Sponsorship

Sponsors to be Announced Shortly

Platinum Sponsors

XDC Foundation

XDC Network is an enterprise-grade Layer 1 blockchain protocol. The EVM-compatible network is uniquely suited to revolutionise, decentralise, and liquify the trade finance industry through the tokenisation of real world assets and financial instruments. Secure, scalable, and highly efficient, the XDC Network was purpose-built for trade finance and enterprise applications.

Gold Sponsors


Tradeteq uses the power of technology to deliver products that help asset sellers and investors make better decisions, work smarter, and be more efficient. Our platform is at the heart of all we do. We’re proud of our marketplace for private credit and real assets, our workflow automation, and our Securitisation as a Service.

Silver Sponsors

Texel Finance

Texel is a specialist credit and political risk insurance broker, with access to Lloyd’s of London and public and private insurers around the world. Since starting the business in 1997, we’ve developed a strong reputation throughout the insurance market. We are well known for our skill at identifying the right insurers for any transaction – and helping our clients make transactions happen in good time.

Allianz Trade

Allianz Trade is the global leader in trade credit insurance and a recognized specialist in the areas of surety, collections, structured trade credit and political risk. Our proprietary intelligence network analyses daily changes in +80 million corporates solvency. We give companies the confidence to trade by securing their payments. We compensate your company in the event of a bad debt, but more importantly, we help you avoid bad debt in the first place. Whenever we provide trade credit insurance or other finance solutions, our priority is predictive protection. But, when the unexpected arrives, our AA credit rating means we have the resources, backed by Allianz to provide compensation to maintain your business. Headquartered in Paris, Allianz Trade is present in 52 countries with 5,500 employees. In 2022, our consolidated turnover was € 3.3 billion and insured global business transactions represented € 1,057 billion in exposure. For more information, please visit

For sponsorship enquiries and to request sponsorship brochure, please contact us:

About the Venue

The Grove is a five-star hotel, set in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside in the south of England and only 18 miles from central London. The former home of the Earls of Clarendon is now a championship golf resort, award-winning spa and unique venue for meetings, weddings, and celebrations.

Three restaurants including Colette's in the heart of our 18th Century mansion. A Walled Garden with urban beach. Lovingly restored to stunning effect, the property fuses contemporary design and original period architecture with exceptionally caring and professional service.

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On Site Facilities

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Beauty Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Croquet, Driving Range
  • Golf - 18 Hole
  • Heli-Pad
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laser Clay shooting
  • Lawns
  • Leisure/Health Club
  • Marquee Space
  • Private Beach
  • Putting Green
  • River
  • Sauna
  • Snooker/Pool
  • Spa
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tennis/Squash
  • Walking

Off Site Facilities

  • Cinema
  • Horse Riding
  • Dry Skiing


Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG
If you’re travelling by car, you will need to use WD17 3NL for your SatNav system.

General Information


Nearest Train Stations

Watford Junction (1.96 miles)
Watford North (2.01 miles)
Kings Langley (2.02 miles)

Nearest Tube Stations

Croxley (2.08 miles)
Rickmansworth (3 miles)
Moor Park (3.27 miles)

Nearest Airports

London Luton Airport (14.15 miles)
London Heathrow Airport (14.29 miles)
London City Airport (24.05 miles)

Nearest Motorways

M25 JCT 19 (0.61 miles)
M25 JCT 20 (1.63 miles)
M1 JCT 5 (2.81 miles)


Car on site (450 spaces)

Visa Information

All non-UK resident delegates are advised to consult their local UK Consulate/Embassy with at least 3 months prior to intended travel. Please be aware that we are unable to assist with the visa process and delegates must ensure they organise their visas within the required time frames. Kindly send an email to if you require an invitation letter. This will be sent to you by email once the payment for the registration fee has been confirmed. The Conference organisers will not be held liable for any failed visa applications.

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