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Transferring Risk in Trade Assets

Posted by Maria Capocci on Feb 10, 2023 12:36:57 PM

Posted by London trainee Pedro Leake-Bandeira and associate Maria Capocci

The original Bankers Association of Finance and Trade Master Participation Agreement (“BAFT MPA”) was launched in 2008 to enable market participants (with its focus on banking groups) to more easily enter into risk transfer agreements, by providing a standard form document that all participants would grow to know and understand.

At the most recent Sullivan trade finance webinar, Geoff Wynne covered the development of documentation for transferring risk through different forms of participation agreements and considered whether the BAFT MPA is always the best way.

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Topics: BAFT MPA

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Sam Fowler-Holmes is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan’s London office. He specialises in structured and unstructured trade, commodity and export finance, advising both financial institution and corporate clients on a range of financing products including pre-export financing, prepayment financing, letter of credit and payment instrument facilities and working capital and borrowing base financings. Sam is a regular speaker at the Sullivan trade and export finance seminars and is a member of the ITFA Emerging Leaders Committee.


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