The TFDi welcomes Emerald Capital Group as a sponsor of the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day

Apr 11, 2024 | Industry News

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 The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative is thrilled to announce that Emerald Capital Group will sponsor the 2024 Trade Finance Investor Day. This partnership underscores the increasing collaboration between innovative financing solutions and the broader capital markets in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Emerald Capital is an alternative lending provider that specialises in trade finance solutions. As a direct lender with a strong balance sheet, Emerald Capital is able to make quick and tailored lending decisions focusing on short-term financing on a revolving basis.

This partnership comes against a backdrop where SMEs are encountering escalating trade financing needs while traditional financing avenues are diminishing. There is a pressing need to channel more liquidity from capital markets to lenders that prioritise SMEs.

André Casterman, CEO of TFDi, said, ‘I am delighted to welcome Emerald Capital as sponsor of the upcoming Investor Day. The growth achieved by Emerald Capital demonstrates the rising role of alternative lending providers that specialise in developing tailored trade finance solutions. At a time when the trade financing needs of SMEs are increasing while traditional financing providers are re-trenching from the sector, it is imperative to fuel more capital markets liquidity to SME-focused lenders. This is exactly what members of the TFD Initiative focus on and will showcase at the Trade Finance Investor Day.’

Monique Goosen, Director, Emerald Capital Group added, “We are honoured to partner with TFDi for the Trade Finance Investor Day. Our mission at Emerald Capital is to unlock new opportunities for SMEs through innovative and flexible trade finance solutions. This sponsorship reflects our commitment to not only support the trade finance community but to also drive forward the conversation on how to better serve SMEs in an evolving financial landscape. We believe that through collaborations like these, we can make a significant impact on the industry and help bridge the trade finance gap.”

The five-star event, set to take place this autumn in the UK, gathers the industry’s most influential figures, including investors, technology innovators, and policymakers. Last year’s event, organised by The Trade Finance Distribution Initiative (TFDi), attracted 135 attendees, from more than a dozen countries, representing 90 companies. With keynote addresses, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, the event will discuss the latest trends and opportunities within the trade finance sector.

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XDC Foundation, LSQ, Manufactured and Teybridge Capital have all recently been announced as other sponsors for the Investor Day.

‍‍About the Trade Finance Distribution Initiative

TFD Initiative is establishing trade finance as an investable asset class for capital market firms and brings together stakeholders committed to increasing the level of automation and transparency in trade asset and risk distribution with technology-based market practices.

‍The ambition

To contribute to financial inclusion and the SME funding gap by attracting institutional liquidity to the trade investment class.

‍‍The community

To connect capital markets players to alternative lenders, factoring companies, banks and e-commerce platforms.

‍The deliverables

To deliver client testimonials and design new tradetech market practices to scale the trade distribution space.