TXF Export Finance Podcast
TXF Export Finance Report 2018

TXF Export Finance Report 2018

March 21, 2019

Welcome to the full-year 2018 edition of TXF Data's Export Finance market overview. During the period covered by this report, TXF Data recorded 404 ECA supported deals (an increase of 126 on 2017) covering $137.8 billion of financing (an increase of $53.2 billion on 2017).

These are just a few of the highlights from the 28-page TXF Export Finance 2017 report. If you are a subscriber please download the full report by clicking here.

Want to meet with the export finance industry at large? Join the largest industry gathering in Berlin this 12 - 14 June with C-Level representatives from corporates, ECAs and DFIs. More details here.

2019 export finance predictions extravaganza part 2

2019 export finance predictions extravaganza part 2

January 28, 2019

The predictions continue to rain down, with discussions focused on life beyond traditional ECA-backed bank debt, movement on the regulatory front for ECA-assets, the continued growth of Africa as a borrower market, a power struggle between China and the IMF and a sanctions environment that is here to stay…

Featuring: Gabby Buck of GKB Ventures, Simon Sayer of Deutsche Bank, Simon Jones of TD Securities, and special guest, IHS Markit’s Alexia Ash. 

Join in the debate at the largest gathering of its' kind: TXF Global 2019: Export, Agency & Project Finance on 12 -14 June, Berlin.

2019 export finance predictions extravaganza part 1

2019 export finance predictions extravaganza part 1

January 25, 2019

Our resident soothsayers discuss an increase in trade wars, a tightening of the credit cycle, the future for Saudi as a borrower market, and the implications of a potential $65 oil price...

Featuring: Gabby Buck of GKB Ventures, Simon Sayer of Deutsche Bank, Simon Jones of TD Securities, and special guest, IHS Markit’s Alexia Ash

Join in the debate at the largest gathering of its' kind: TXF Global 2019: Export, Agency & Project Finance on 12 -14 June, Berlin.

2018 in review: House predictions put to the test

2018 in review: House predictions put to the test

January 22, 2019

The podcast team revisit the predictions they made at the start of the year, look at who was right and who was a little “ahead of their time”, and discuss the implications for the export finance sector at large

Featuring: Gabby Buck of GKB Ventures, Simon Sayer of Deutsche Bank, Simon Jones of TD Securities, and special guest, IHS Markit’s Alexia Ash

Join in the debate at the largest gathering of its' kind: TXF Global 2019: Export, Agency & Project Finance on 12 -14 June, Berlin.

Sustainability and export finance

Sustainability and export finance

January 4, 2019

In this episode, TXF explores the continued development of sustainability initiatives within export finance.

With special guests Paul Richards of ANZ, and Chris Mitman of Investec, we discuss the progress of the ICC Banking Commission Export Finance Committee’s Sustainability Working Group, and how the initiative is looking to engage not only with banks, but also corporates, ECAs and others.

In addition, we examine the latest movements within the OECD, and where sustainability fits into the wider picture of the eroding OECD consensus.

Shop talk: Kexim raises risk appetite amid pricing squeeze

Shop talk: Kexim raises risk appetite amid pricing squeeze

November 29, 2018

Despite two and a half years of delayed and cancelled projects, the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) has shown an unwavering appetite for large-scale project risk from Asia to the US. But the Korean ECA is looking to adopt more traditional ECA product suites to stay competitive.

A review of the Export Finance Market in H1 2018

A review of the Export Finance Market in H1 2018

September 10, 2018

In this episode TXF take a close look at the performance of the Export Finance Market in the first half of 2018. During the period, TXF Data recorded 146 ECA supported deals (a drop of 17 on H1 2017) covering $49.7 billion of financing (a rise of $3.63 billion on H1 2017).

Alfonso Olivas, Head of Data & Analytics and Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk discuss the sectors and markets driving this upturn and how they expect the market to perform over the rest of the year.

The data being discussed in this podcast is taken from TXF Data's recently published Export Finance H1 2018 report. To find out more about this visit https://www.txfnews.com/Tracker/Publications

Back of the Net: The Stated Goals of Export Finance

Back of the Net: The Stated Goals of Export Finance

July 25, 2018
From profitability and relevance, talent acquisition and sustainability, to SMEs and digitisation, each speaker outlines the goals they are targeting over the next
few years in our latest export finance podcast - recorded live at TXF Global 2018.
 
After a rigorous panel debate, the audience also provided a grade out of 100 on progress of these goals to date - setting a benchmark to measure performance in future years.
 
Anna-Karin Jatko, Director General, EKN
Thomas Baum, Head of Division Underwriting & Risk Management, Euler Hermes
Simon Jones, Head of Export & Agency Finance, EMEA, TD Securities
Simon Sayer, Managing Director, Global Head of STEF, Deutsche Bank
Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, GKB Ventures LTD
 
Moderator: Dan Sheriff, Managing Director, TXF
Can export finance be a ‘force for good’?

Can export finance be a ‘force for good’?

May 30, 2018

The second TXF export finance podcast of 2018 addresses the difficult question of whether export finance is, or can be, a force for good.

 
Our 3 resident experts - Simon Sayer, Gabby Buck and Simon Jones; start by debating what we actually mean by ‘force for good’? Is it about green initiatives, sustainable development goals. economic development or something else? And what is not export finance as a force for good? What else could be done to ensure export finance is doing more? How is this different for banks, corporates, ECAs and governments? Could a more ‘ethical’ export finance also bring new players into the space, such as institutional investors. And do we expect to see a greater level of convergence between ECAs, development banks and international development more generally?
 
This is the final discussion before our 2018 “live show” in Prague on the 6th June, where we will also be joined by EKN’s Anna-Karin Jatko  and Euler Hermes’ Thomas Baum.
9 key trends in export finance in 2018… maybe

9 key trends in export finance in 2018… maybe

March 6, 2018

Back for a second year, TXF brings you a bold debate on the industry’s forecasts for the year ahead. We spoke with Simon Sayer, Simon Jones and Gabby Buck. From the fate of US Exim to the rise of China, and rescinding on Brexit to ECA dominance, our panel of experts each propose 3 predictions for the year ahead – generating some fierce debate.