ITFA’s Whitepaper on Making Trade an Investible Asset Class: Feedback Sought

International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA)
May 27, 2022

Following the publication of a new whitepaper on making trade an investible asset class by The International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA), feedback is sought from industry participants to help further develop the trade finance ecosystem.

The initiative comes from the ITFA Trade Finance Investment Ecosystem (ITFIE), created under the chairmanship of Alexander Malaket of Opus Advisory and Surath Sengupta of HSBC, together with a group of institutional investors, banks, legal firms, technology companies and other key players.

The first output of the ITFIE, from a working group led by N L N Swaroop of HSBC and Geoffrey Wynne of Sullivan & Worcester, is the ‘Whitepaper on Developing a Practitioners Guide to Making Trade an Investible Asset Class’, which highlights the challenges and suggests some solutions to make trade finance more widely accessible and investible by institutional investors.

The aim of the whitepaper is to collect viewpoints and feedback to developing a standardised framework, creating a legal directory and defining a technological framework for trade finance.

Those wishing to contribute their feedback can do so using the following survey link: or contact the authors. The survey will close on 15th July, 2022.

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