27 April 2021
In our update on SCF Markets and Practices, Steven Van der Hooft (CEO of Capital Chains and WOA SCF Learning Lab Facilitator), Tony Brown (CEO The Trade Advisory) and Eva Degenhart (Partner MH Corporate Finance joined John Brehcist to discuss the state of play of the SCF market. The conversation considered the shock to the system of the recent Greensill experience, and the lessons that are being learned from that. It then also looked to the future, identifying visible trends and citing examples of how and where innovation is taking place to take this important form of receivables finance forward. The discussion also looked at the interplay between SCF and other forms of Trade Finance and the impact of new technologies in democratising access. The scene was also set for a follow-up discussion on the important role that SCF can have in providing a sustainable form of funding for the future of international trade.