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Texel becomes the Silver Sponsor of the Trade Finance Investor Day


September 20, 2023

We are delighted to announce that Texel will be the Silver Sponsor of the Trade Finance Investor Day.

Texel is a specialist independent credit insurance broker that helps financial institutions and other non-bank lenders mitigate credit and political risks with structured products.

The Trade Finance Investor Day takes place just an hour from London at the five-star Grove Golf and Country Club on the 19th and 20th October 2023. More than 20 top-level speakers have already been announced, with more to come.

Simon Bessant, Director and Head of Insurance at Texel, will be appearing on stage at the event in October. Mr Bessant said, ‘Insurance is and will continue to be a core part of the lenders trade finance distribution and credit enhancement tool kit. We are excited to join the conference as we believe that the insurance product needs to be challenged to adapt both in format and in the way that it can sit within the ever-evolving world of trade finance digitisation.’

The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi) is organising the event. TFDi CEO, André Casterman said, ‘We have designed the Trade Finance Investor Day as an event with a difference, as various types of lenders will demonstrate how they are partnering with institutional investors and credit insurers to extend more liquidity to SMEs. I am delighted to welcome Texel as a partner for this inaugural edition of the Investor Day.’

Tickets and more details about the event are available here:

About Texel

The Texel Group is a market-leading specialist insurance broker, primarily focused on the development, structuring and execution of non-payment insurance policies for our clients. With over 25 years’ experience at the forefront of the international insurance markets, we are staffed by individuals with skills and experience to help our clients understand the product and ensure that it is correctly structured to obtain the maximum capital and limit relief possible for each transaction.

About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

The TFDi 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.

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