HSBC & AllianzGI provide institutional investors access to trade finance market

Ridhima Sharma
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HSBC and Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) will accelerate the creation of an investible market in trade finance to meet rising demand for ‘real economy' assets and help increase the availability of funding for trading companies. Although banks collectively provide almost $10trn of trade finance to companies annually, the small secondary market for these assets - estimated at about $300bn - mainly comprises bilateral trading between banks. Trade finance contracts are typically short-ter...

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