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So far Kat Grant has created 11 blog entries.

How can the role of alternative credit providers help prevent a Trade Finance crunch post pandemic? What lessons can be taken away from the last Global Financial Crisis (GFC)?

2021-07-05T08:22:39+00:00

How can the role of alternative credit providers help prevent a Trade Finance crunch post pandemic? What lessons can be taken away from the last Global Financial Crisis (GFC)? In the years following the 2008 Financial Crisis, regulators introduced rules to promote stability in the international financial system. While these new regulations have been ... read more...

How can the role of alternative credit providers help prevent a Trade Finance crunch post pandemic? What lessons can be taken away from the last Global Financial Crisis (GFC)?2021-07-05T08:22:39+00:00

Commodity Trade Finance and the Evolving Role of Investment Banks

2020-11-25T14:18:15+00:00

Audentia’s Managing Partner and CIO Chris Newman joined Onyx Capital Group CEO Greg Newman for the first of their second series of podcasts to discuss the evolving world of investment banks. In this hour-long fireside chat, Chris gives his take on why banks such as ABN Amro have chosen to leave the commodity ... read more...

Commodity Trade Finance and the Evolving Role of Investment Banks2020-11-25T14:18:15+00:00

How to fill the trade finance gap in the global oil industry

2020-10-23T10:16:18+00:00

While trade finance evolved in complexity and size after the break-up of the oil market oligopoly in the 1970s, regulation of bank and corporate leverage ratios, following the 2008 financial crisis, has left a bank finance vacuum. In this guest blog, Mikael Bonalumi, from Audentia Global, explains how alternative capital providers are filling the ... read more...

How to fill the trade finance gap in the global oil industry2020-10-23T10:16:18+00:00

Closing The Gap

2020-03-31T12:40:01+00:00

Audentia Global investor relations head Sophia Vanco and chief of staff Nick Makin answer SCI’s questions Q: How and when did Audentia Global become involved in the capital relief trades market? NM: Audentia was founded 2.5 years ago by its co-chief investment officers Fasil Nasim and Chris Newman, who had previously worked together in ... read more...

Closing The Gap2020-03-31T12:40:01+00:00

Shop talk: Basel IV tests alternative funds in commodity finance

2020-01-14T12:27:42+00:00

With banks having to implement the finalised version of Basel III (commonly called Basel IV) by 1 January 2022, regulatory requirements are becoming ever complex. TXF spoke to Fasil Nasim, co-founder of alternative fund Audentia Global, to discuss the implications of changing regulations on the commodity trade finance sector. TXF: Are banks fully aware of the ramifications ... read more...

Shop talk: Basel IV tests alternative funds in commodity finance2020-01-14T12:27:42+00:00

New opportunities in old markets: the changing world of Global Trade Finance

2020-01-08T14:08:57+00:00

With the decade rapidly coming to an end, risk indicators suggesting an impending economic downturn, and the market’s attention focused on heightened geopolitical risk, it is no wonder investors are seeking uncorrelated strategies in their hunt for return. For some, this means reshaping portfolios with alternative strategies that offer better protection for investors’ capital. ... read more...

New opportunities in old markets: the changing world of Global Trade Finance2020-01-08T14:08:57+00:00

How lenders can plug the gaps in global trade flows

2019-09-02T11:02:03+00:00

Hidden behind the headlines about trade wars, a lesser-known but equally troubling lack of finance could damage supply chains. With bank lending hit by regulators, can private debt firms be the answer? John Bakie investigates Global trade has made headlines in recent years as the UK plans to exit the EU and the US and ... read more...

How lenders can plug the gaps in global trade flows2019-09-02T11:02:03+00:00

Why commodity trade finance needs private lenders

2019-07-08T16:03:43+00:00

Structural changes in the trade finance industry present opportunities for lenders, argues Mikael Bonalumi of Audentia Capital Management. For more that 3,000 years, holders of capital have enabled and supported the exchange of goods through evolving mechanisms that we have come to know as trade finance. Along the way, shifts in the structure and ... read more...

Why commodity trade finance needs private lenders2019-07-08T16:03:43+00:00

The Next Generation of Trade finance investors

2019-07-02T15:56:54+00:00

With the banks struggling to bridge the trade finance gap that has opened up since tighter regulations were introduced post-crisis, a global shortage of funding is forcing a wave of innovation in the trade finance market. We see alternative private credit providers moving in to the space, fintech solutions now emerging and blockchain platforms ... read more...

The Next Generation of Trade finance investors2019-07-02T15:56:54+00:00

Direct lenders seek opportunities in trade finance market

2019-06-24T11:18:50+00:00

Private credit funds are turning to trade finance strategies in increasing numbers, attracted by the attractive yields on offer. Global trade finance is a well established market, functioning international trade, investment flows and economic growth, but only recently have direct lenders begun to enter the space. Direct lenders are finding increasing opportunities in trade finance as ... read more...

Direct lenders seek opportunities in trade finance market2019-06-24T11:18:50+00:00