Collateral management and stock monitoring agreements - The cast iron solution for lenders?
2020 has been a year of upheaval and no less so than in transactional commodity finance, which has witnessed a series of major frauds. The significant losses suffered have caused some lenders to exit the sector completely and others to refocus on specific clients or sectors while tightening their KYC (know your client) and KYT (know your transaction) procedures. In this article we re-examine two important tools available to a lender to mitigate the risks associated with inventory financing: collateral management agreements (CMAs) and stock monitoring agreements (SMAs).
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