The First Independent Total Return Index for the Trade Finance Market

LTP Risk Management has created the first independent total return index covering the trade finance asset class, the LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ.
Equity and bond market investors are accustomed to seeing performance statistics for indices across a wide range of asset classes and groupings, however until now there has been no comparable index for the trade finance market.

 

Why have an Index

Without a benchmark index there is no easy means to compare or benchmark performance to support quantitative asset allocation decisions that may include trade finance assets. Participants in the trade finance market have long appreciated the attractive features of trade finance assets, comprising low price volatility and the credit risk comfort derived from countries' reluctance to reschedule their trade payment obligations, combined with interesting yields. However, until now it has been difficult to obtain...

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