Investments in any asset class are executed within a framework of local law and regulations. Chapter four provides an understanding of how to carry out transactions swiftly, even complicated ones.
This chapter will take you through the processes of how to deal with due diligence, trade-finance transactions, and most importantly, how to analyse the risks involved and how to mitigate them.
Trade financing involves a chain of elements and requires significant amounts of capital. That might sound a bit risky. Yet trade finance is one of the most secure forms of investments even during stock-market turmoil. This chapter will discuss this apparent contradiction.
Since the nineteenth century, the financial world has witnessed many crises and events of lesser magnitude that have changed how the financial ecosystem works. This chapter highlights and discusses some of the significant past events, their implications for trade finance and how this asset class built the foundation for the fortunes of many financial institutions.