All you need to know after CTILive! – Part Two

There were so many valuable points raised at the recent commodity trading event CTI Live! that we couldn’t provide one quick overview. In part one, we covered digitalisation in commodities, commodities and politics, and climate change: how can commodity trading catch up? In this second part we will explore the key points from panel sessions discussing trade finance, what is commodity trading looking like in 2021, and what will the post-Covid supply chain look like? Does the new trade finance landscape favour the big players? This panel session featured Bruce Tozer, a member of Gen10’s Advisory Board, as well as 3 other experts on commodity trade finance. The session began with the question of whether there are currently liquidity issues. The panellists explained that some of the largest banks have exited the space, which of course has had an effect. But there were signs pointing to this exit before it happened, so many companies had already been looking for alternative finance options. It was also pointed out that some major finance providers will likely return to the market shortly. Bruce pointed out that the collapse of Greensill Capital will have repercussions, as funders will be looking more carefully at their… continue reading

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