2017 rethinking trade finance

2017 Rethinking Trade & Finance

A comprehensive overview of the major regional and global trends in trade and trade finance, covering issues related to the trade finance gap, access to finance, export finance and supply chain finance – and how digitisation, new technologies blockchain and FinTech are reshaping the industry.

With 255 responses from banks located in 98 countries, as well as various contributions from leading experts in the field, “Rethinking Trade & Finance” is the most extensive gauge of the trends and outlook of the global trade finance industry.  It aims to provide insight and analysis to help readers formulate strategy and make decisions that will advance the evolution of global trade.

The 2017 edition comes at a transformational moment in the history of trade and the global economic system. The report has its roots at the peak of the global financial crisis, and has since earned its place as a leading publication on the subject of trade, finance and economic inclusiveness.

The Report encompasses four major sections of content linked to the pillars of the Banking Commission’s strategy. It focuses on the state of the trade finance market; trade and supply chain finance; policy, advocacy and inclusiveness around global trade; and digitisation and the state of FinTech.

This year’s report continues a strong tradition of quality analysis, global collaboration and effective advocacy in support of trade financing, international commerce and international development. These efforts have been supported by contributions from a wide range of partners across global trade, and by our new Editorial Board consisting of senior specialists and practitioners, to whom we extend our special thanks:

  • Alexander R. Malaket, Chair of ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence
  • Dominic Broom, Global Head of Trade Business Development, BNY Mellon
  • Mark Evans, Managing Director, Transaction Banking at ANZ
  • David Meynell, Managing Director, TradeLC Advisory
  • Dan Taylor, Principal, DLTAYLOR Consulting
  • Jun Xu, Deputy General Manager, Global Trade Services Dept., Jiangsu Br., Bank of China