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Borrower or Lender BE 2019 - Trade Finance Basics

Trade Finance Basics

Trade is growing exponentially across the globe. In this increasingly interconnected cross-border business environment, it is time critical for companies buying and selling goods and services (and their advisors) to understand trade finance. Deploying the trade finance toolbox effectively helps importers and exporters manage working capital solutions and reduce cost.

This webinar explains the basics of letters of credit, open account, supply chain and documentary collections, how and why they are used, how much they cost, and the benefits and risks. It covers how financial institutions facilitate these funding options and explains why trade finance is a natural fit for Blockchain technology.


Webinar Faculty

Moderator:

Rebecca Fruchtman
Rebecca Fruchtman

Rebecca Fruchtman recently joined Mayer Brown LLP’s banking and finance practice group where her practice concentrates on global trade finance and asset based lending matters.  Previously Ms. Fruchtman served as… Read More

Panelists:

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Alexander Malaket

Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, CTFP, GTP-E, is President of Canadian consultancy OPUS Advisory Services International Inc., established in 2001, focusing on international business, trade and investment with a specialism in… Read More

Mary Rosen
Mary Rosen

Mary Rosen is Senior Counsel (Capital Markets) at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. where she serves as the U.S. Lead Counsel for international trade services.  Her practice areas include commercial and… Read More

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Mr. Johnson is principal at Trade Lanes Consulting LLP, providing banks and corporates with advisory and consulting services in the areas of Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance and Working Capital… Read More

Paula Greaves
Paula Greaves

Ms. Greaves is a consultant providing services in Trade Finance, with particular emphasis on documentary products such as Letters of Credit and Documentary Collections. Paula has over 40 years of… Read More

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