Citi targets trade finance growth in Asia-Pacific

Citi’s managing director Asia-Pacific regional head for global transaction services, Anthony Nappi, talks to FinanceAsia about the prospects for his trade finance business.
Anthony Nappi, Citi's managing director Asia-Pacific regional head for global transaction services
Anthony Nappi, Citi's managing director Asia-Pacific regional head for global transaction services

What trends are you seeing in trade finance and structured trade, and how is Citi adapting its strategy accordingly

The key focus of our clients has been to find ways to move fixed costs to variable costs through the outsourcing of non-core activities, such as accounts payable, accounts receivables, certain trade processes as well as middle and back office processing, to firms such as Citi. In addition, the focus on gaining visibility and transparency into a company’s liquidity regionally and globally is critically important. We have been working with our clients to bring the required visibility and transparency through our various liquidity platforms, such as Treasury Vision, and our liquidity structures help aggregate and...

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