Asia STCF 2015 Highlights Innovative Structures and Collateral Solutions for Importers, Exporters & Financiers

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Singapore will host international delegation of traders and analysts at CMT’s Asia STCF (Structured Trade & Commodity Finance) this June 30 - July 1, 2015, as they debate on risk management structuring as well as collateral solutions in Asian markets, particularly China with focus on sectors such as metals, energy and softs/ag.

Asia STCF 2015

Dedicated to structured trade and commodity finance in Asia, the summit promises insightful case studies, panel discussions and success stories.

Dedicated to structured trade and commodity finance in Asia, the summit promises insightful case studies, panel discussions and success stories. Setting the tone of the vital summit is a Keynote Speech on 'Financing challenges for international traders: how can structures provide the answer?' by John MacNamara, Global Head of Structured Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank AG. Next is a session highlighting the ‘Challenges in SCTF in China’ by Frank Wu, Regional Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank AG.

An exclusive STCF Panel discussing the trends in Asia STCF will be led by Momchil Ivanov, Head of Structured Metal and Energy Finance – Asia, ING Bank; Caspar Jonk, Head of Trade South and South-East Asia, National Australia Bank; Peter Hopkins, Managing Director, DRUM and Aashish Pitale, Group Treasurer, Essar Group.

Another Panel Discussion on ‘How is Asia shaping up in the competition for Africa's development challenges’ that will assess the trade finance needs for continuing transformation in Africa will be chaired by Dan Day-Robinson, Managing Director, GT Group Switzerland with Lamon Rutten, Manager, Policies, Markets and ICT programme, CTA; Dr. Benedict Oremah, Executive Vice-President, Business Development & Corporate Banking at African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Kristian Schach Møller, CEO, ACE – Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa as panelists.

Legal issues in STCF in Asia’, especially pertaining to structuring and documenting transactions will be spelt out by Geoffrey Wynne, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP while the ‘Challenges in Private Insurance Market in Asia’ will be illustrated by Peter Gilbert, CEO, BPL Global Hong Kong. In a separate paper, Aashish Pitale, Group Treasurer, Essar Group will share a multinational conglomerate’s perspective on ‘What are the trends in commodity finance which lend themselves to new or existing structures from a risk management perspective’.

Also packed into the agenda are sessions on ‘Structures to improve capital efficiency’ by Scobie Mackay, Head, Commodity Traders & Agribusiness, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Asia Ltd and ‘Structuring commodity finance with Brazilian suppliers’ by Lúcio Feijó Lopes,Partner, Feijó Lopes Advogados.

The highly specialised Asia STCF 2015 has added a half day workshop on ‘Structuring and Documenting different types of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance Transactions’. The workshop dated 1 July 2015 will be conducted by Geoffrey Wynne, Partner, Sullivan and Worcester LLP, London and Scobie Mackay, Head, Commodity Traders & Agribusiness, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Singapore.

View Asia STCF 2015 for more information or contact Ms. Grace at +65 6346 8147.

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