Trade Finance TV: Trade finance and investors

The uptake of assets under management in private debt stands at around US$800bn with more than 4000 investors. Given the short-term nature of trade finance lending along with low default rates, investors in the know have become very interested this particular asset class.

Non-bank originators are providing vital liquidity to borrowers who cannot raise lending from banks, but how much do investors understand about trade finance assets, and what is being done to help them compare them with other assets?

In this episode of Trade Finance TV, we take a closer look at the different types of investors – ranging from private wealth managers to corporate treasurers and pension funds. Our guests discuss investor education, the structure of the asset and the overall outlook in a market where appetite for private debt is increasing.


Ian Henderson – Board Member and Chief Investment Officer, Artis Finance Limited

Jason Barrass – Chief Commercial Officer, ARC Ratings

Geoff Wynne, Head of Trade & Export Finance Group, Sullivan & Worcester (London office)

Ian Duffy – Founder and CEO, Accelerated Payments (by video link)


  • Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk, TXF Media Ltd
  • Clarissa Dann, Editorial Director, Deutsche Bank AG

Published on October 3, 2022