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Trade Finance and Basel II/III Conference

HFW will be hosting a one day conference in Geneva on "Trade Finance and Basel II/III".


29 Nov 2012


Mandarin Hotel, Geneva


The late 2000s financial crisis has deeply disrupted the financial markets and still generates new regulatory standards. Among them is the internationally agreed Basel III Accord. It is a common view that this Accord has a severe impact on trade finance and for some players it is easier to exit the business altogether, instead of trying to adapt. This conference aims to present a different view, that the regulatory changes to trade finance are not as devastating as they may seem, and together with the challenges they also bring new opportunities.

HFW and a number of leading trade finance experts will make presentations on the following broad topics:

  • National implementing measures and calculation of capital requirements
  • Risks in trade finance transactions
  • Risk mitigation techniques

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on opportunities and new trends in the trade finance business.

If you have any queries regarding this seminar or to register your interest in attending, please contact us at

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