November has seen Channel team members taking part in industry panels at the leading edge, engaging with incredible thought leaders and sharing insights. November also brought in the news that our COO Deborah Hutchinson will be taking on the role of CEO for Togather Finance.
The month started with an interactive session led by Edie Lush, for anyone who hasn’t had the pleasure, Edie is a communication powerhouse. Key takeaways from this session include the differences between written and spoken communication and how you can effectively deliver your message through use of key words, tone and body language. Clients are the centre of what Channel does and we are always looking for ways to communicate more effectively.
Next up our CIO Paul Wilson was cited in an article by S&P Global Market Intelligence outlining the growth of trade finance funds including our own as non-bank investors get into the asset class. You’ll find the link here if you didn’t get a chance to read.
We’ve had the pleasure to be present at a few events and conferences this month, the opportunity to discuss and learn from innovators within this industry is key to our growth and we are excited to continue these conversations into December:
Pouya Jafari spoke at the Future Proofing Trade Finance event where he took part in a discussion surrounding the amount of data available to address diversity or simply inclusion and how to foster innovation.
Walter Gontarek spent a day seeing friends, partners, clients and many others at the Insuring Short Term Trade Finance event, sponsored by Berne Union and the International Credit Insurance & Surety Association. Walt’s panel included a discussion on the effective use of securitisation, factoring and supply chain finance trends and the use of credit insurance.
Hilmar Hauer had the opportunity to share his thoughts at the Alternative & Receivables Finance Forum earlier this month and again at the Eighth Annual Investor Roadshow at Reed Smith.
To close off the month we would like to welcome two new recruits to our team, firstly Rinal Patel who joins as Finance Director and Kishan Patel who joins as Operations and Transaction Analyst, click here to find out more about our team.
The world is currently experiencing unprecedented levels of volatility and uncertainty due to COVID-19. However, the real cost of COVID-19 on both our economies and societies is still unclear. Here at Chanel, we are working with out stakeholders to understand the material impacts of COVID-19 crisis. In this piece we cover some insights and perspectives gained from our recent call with our insurance partners.