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Trade Finance TV provides a deep dive into liquidity risk, credit risk, economics, flow trends and regulation. We interview the world's leading experts in trade finance covering importers, exporters and financiers, from coffee in Kenya to copper cathode in China

Accessing trade finance expertise

Pouya Jafari, is an Associate at Channel Capital Advisers, and ITFA Emerging Leader and on his LinkedIn profile describes himself as “a curious and driven professional with a deep interest in global trade, investment management, and geopolitics”. He joins us on Trade Finance TV to share his journey as a…

Choosing a trade finance career

Now Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents’ Bank, Duarte Pedreira launched what was then the Young Professionals’ Initiative at the International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) three years ago in 2016. This has grown into ITFA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, chaired by Pedreira, who had come into the trade finance…

Fighting illicit financial flows

According to Global Financial Integrity’s update, “Illicit Financial Flows to and from 148 Developing Countries 2006−2015’ developing economies saw more in illicit trade related payments leaving their counties than the value of the aid budgets flowing into them. Robert Parson, a partner in the law firm Clyde & Co specialising…

Ma Zhi Qing, founder of Shandong Qingyuan explains how he transformed a tractor business into an international oil refinery

Were it not for China’s economic reforms, Ma Zhi Qing would still be running his farm in Linzi, but thanks to a light bulb moment on a tractor in the 1980s, he leads a multi-billion dollar petrochemical corporate. He talks to Trade Finance TV about his remarkable journey from farm…

Three musketeers of structured commodity trade finance reflect on how trade gets paid

Three “musketeers” of commodity and structured commodity finance who could count more than a century’s experience between them stepped up into the studio and agreed that trade gets paid if you play the structuring cards right. Listen to Deutsche Bank’s Vice Chairman of Trade Finance Commodities John (Mac) MacNamara, who…

Sandra Hack reflects on stepping into John MacNamara’s commodity finance shoes at Deutsche Bank

Having taken over from John (Mac) MacNamara as Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance on 1 April 2019, Sandra Hack had some pretty big shoes to fill. She joined Deutsche Bank in 1993 and held senior roles in Corporate and Investment Banking, Relationship Management and Credit Risk Management in…