Deutsche Bank is the leading bank in Germany with strong European roots and a global network. Our Trade Finance business offers comprehensive solutions along the client’s trade value chain by combining international trade risk mitigation products and services with custom-made solutions for structured trade and export finance. Our fully integrated global network spans over 80 locations in over 40 countries, delivering excellent services, innovative solutions and considerable trade expertise. We enable our clients to manage risks and other issues associated with their import and export and domestic trade transactions, including international trade products, financial supply chain management, custom-made and performance-risk finance solutions for structured export and commodity trade finance.
Commodity finance is in a state of flux and 2020 will forever be remembered as a line in the sand for the industry. The decision by some of the most prominent European banks to step away from financing the trade of commodities has rocked the industry. This session gathers bankers and funds to stake their claim as the financiers of the future.
Difficult market conditions have raised many questions over the future of structured commodity finance. With banks focusing more on domestic financings is it possible to raise significant structured syndicated financings at this time and what can banks and traders do to give themselves the best opportunity to secure capacity from insurers? How have underwriters adjusted their approach to new structured oil deals and what updates do they have with regards to claims notifications? Finally, what are the long term implications for deal refinancings as the green movement takes hold and is sustainability even a factor when it comes to underwriting transactions.
In our final 'Spotlight on' segment, we point the spotlight on collateral management. The importance of collateral management has once again been brought to the fore as a result of a rising number of commodity finance fraud cases in 2020. Despite being a long established risk management tool for banks, cost cutting and a lack of standardised service requirements is often a concern. Our expert panellists discuss whether the use of collateral management could be set to rise, how providers could potentially be controlled and whether the use of CMA could have mitigated recent fraud cases.