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Specialty Credit: Trade Finance

February 11, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Sometimes referred to as “secured income” or “alternative credit”, Trade Finance is a generic term that covers the financing of international trade and commerce. This includes loans that finance the cross-border export of goods and services. Trade Finance differs from other types of lending, as transactions must have an identifiable source of repayment – cash payments when goods have been delivered or title to the underlying goods when they have not yet been delivered.
Trade Finance investing can vary greatly, ranging from Investment Grade to extremely speculative. As an investment class, it has gained traction in recent years from institutional investors seeking to improve yields versus traditional credit investments without taking on additional duration risk or impeding liquidity.
During this event, we will hear from a panel of industry experts on how Trade Finance has evolved as an investment class and where such strategies may fit into an investors’ portfolio.



Tom Arnold, PhD, Director, Client Team, Record Currency Management



Dave Skirzenski, Chief Executive Officer, Raistone Capital


Francesco Filia, Chief Executive Officer, Fasanara Capital LTD

Thomas Fitzsimmons, Specialist in Trade Finance

Himanshu Chaturvedi, CFA, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

Tom Powell, Director, Kimura Capital

1:15 PM |  Q&A


Philip Clements, CFA, CAIA, Associate Director, Record Currency Management

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what trade finance is and where it fits in the spectrum of credit investments
  • Explain why trade finance offers an attractive alternative to traditional fixed income investments
  • Identify some of the tools available to investors that are interested in trade finance – where to invest? different markets? credit risk spectrum?