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Reed Smith LLP to Sponsor the Trade Finance Investor Day, Bringing Legal Expertise in Asset Securitisation


May 21, 2024

The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi) is delighted to announce Reed Smith LLP as the latest sponsor for the upcoming Trade Finance Investor Day.

André Casterman, CEO of the TFDi, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership: ‘I am delighted to welcome Reed Smith LLP as sponsor of the Trade Finance Investor Day. The Reed Smith team will contribute to shaping the agenda of the Investor Day by sharing their expertise around securitisation of trade assets.'

Reed Smith’s involvement promises to enhance the event by incorporating comprehensive insights on legal aspects and frameworks essential for the effective securitisation of trade finance assets. It’s experience in handling complex trade finance structures will add valuable perspectives to the discussions and help foster a deeper understanding of the critical issues facing the trade finance community.

Nick Stainthorpe, partner at Reed Smith, said: 'We are excited to support the Trade Finance Investor Day because it provides a key meeting place for players at the cutting edge of trade finance.'

The Trade Finance Investor Day aims to connect various stakeholders, including banks, asset managers, institutional investors, and fintech companies, to discuss innovations and trends that are shaping the industry. With Reed Smith’s support, the event is set to offer unparalleled networking opportunities and insightful sessions focused on the growth and sustainability of trade finance as an investable asset class.

The dates and the venue for the Trade Finance Investor Day are due to be announced very soon. To find out more and learn about partnership opportunities, please visit:  

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 Reed Smith

Reed Smith is a dynamic international law firm dedicated to helping clients move their businesses forward. With an inclusive culture and innovative mindset, we deliver smarter, more creative legal services that drive better outcomes for our clients. Our deep industry knowledge, long-standing relationships and collaborative structure make us the go-to partner for complex disputes, transactions and regulatory matters.

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