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LSQ to sponsor the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day


March 20, 2024

The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative is pleased to announce that LSQ will sponsor the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day.

Terry Ragsdale, CFO, LSQ, said, ‘LSQ is delighted to be a partner of TFD Initiative and a proud sponsor of the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day. This initiative successfully connects the trade space with the capital markets community. The LSQ team is looking forward to this year’s edition where we will share our vision of the US market.’

LSQ is a US-based market leader in working capital and trade finance solutions. Via LSQ FastTrack®, its best-in-class working capital management platform, LSQ has leveraged innovative technology, credit and risk expertise, and proprietary data to empower thousands of businesses to optimize receivables and payables, automate and accelerate payments, and mitigate risk. Every year, LSQ accelerates billions of dollars in payments to businesses and their suppliers.

André Casterman, CEO, TFDi said, ‘I am thrilled to partner with LSQ for our second Investor Day. LSQ’s growth on the domestic US market demonstrates the importance of bringing new sources of liquidity to non-bank lenders. Thanks to the growing TFD Initiative community, LSQ can tap into a larger pool of liquidity providers, such as institutional investors, that have realised the attractiveness of the trade investment class.’

The Trade Finance Investor Day will take place in the autumn of 2024 at a five-star resort in the UK, organised by The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi). It follows the highly successful inaugural event in October 2023 where 135 attendees, from more than a dozen countries, representing 90 companies, came together to discuss the latest issues in trade finance.

Limited partnership packages are still available:

Manufactured and Teybridge Capital have recently been announced as other sponsors for the Investor Day.

About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

TFD Initiative is establishing trade finance as an investable asset class for capital market firms and brings together stakeholders committed to increasing the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution with technology-based market practices.

The ambition
To contribute to financial inclusion and the SME funding gap by attracting institutional liquidity to the trade investment class.

The community
To connect capital markets players to alternative lenders, factoring companies, banks and e-commerce platforms.

The deliverables
To deliver client testimonials and design new tradetech market practices to scale the trade distribution space.

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About LSQ

Having delivered over USD 35 billion of working capital to thousands of enterprises, LSQ’s depth of experience across various industries enables us to go beyond providing capital. Manufacturing, energy, utilities, retail, professional services firms, and many other companies benefit from a unified platform for working capital management that optimizes liquidity and cash flow and streamlines payables and receivables processes.

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