Digitisation in trade finance – A tough nut to crack?

718A 2017-10-19T09:30:00.000Z

Conference Room 1
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group
Global Head of Trade
Standard Chartered
Head Strategic Innovation & Market Development, Corporate & Institutional Clients
Executive Vice President
State Street
Head of Structured Finance, Credit Products

Trade finance has lagged other financial services in moving from paper to digital. One major reason is the number of players and stages in the trade transaction flow, and the fact that standardising processes and practices is particularly challenging when multiple industries are involved as well as multiple geographies. Despite these challenges, a lot of progress has been made. What technology advances have been made and what about bank readiness in Trade Finance – is there more to do? In this session the panel will discuss the challenges, outline the drivers and take a look at the short term developments in this area.