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Global economic activity is experiencing a broad-based and sharper-than-expected slowdown, with inflation higher than seen in decades. The cost-of-living crisis, tightening financial conditions in most regions, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the lingering Covid-19 pandemic all weigh heavily on economic prospects. Despite this, receivables and payables market players show great resilience, commitment to their clients, and growth in a climate which also requires enhanced risk management, competitive ingenuity, and heightened market awareness. The 5th annual Receivables Finance International Awards will focus on those players finding industry positivity and celebrate their success in leading the way in receivables and payables finance around the globe.

BCR Publishing will be holding its 5th annual Receivables Finance International Awards on the evening of 22 May 2023, the day before the first day of BCR’s 23rd annual RFIx Convention.

The Awards are international in scale and entries are open to all companies involved in the receivables and payables finance ecosystem including banks, non-banks, fintechs, consultancies and legal advisors.

There is no fee for entering the Awards, so you don't have anything to lose, but everything to gain with a chance of winning one of our recognised prestigious awards.

All winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner on 22 May 2023 in London – an annual event not to be missed!

Applications are closed.

André Casterman
Founder, Casterman Advisory

André Casterman is an independent consultant, advising financial institutions and fintech clients on data management, trade finance, and capital markets innovations. André spent more than 20 years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury, and trade finance markets. During that time, he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument.

Bob Koopman
Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University's School of International Service

Bob Koopman is currently Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer at American University's School of International Service. Bob previously served as the Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and an Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva from 2014 to 2022. Bob also served as the WTO representative to the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group and the G20 Framework Group. Bob also previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Economist at the United States International Trade Commission and an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Georgetown University between 1999 and 2014.

Veronika Koroleva
Partner, gunnercooke llp

Veronika Koroleva is an experienced trade and commodity finance lawyer. Until 2016 she led an award-winning practice at the world’s largest law firm and was recognised as a leading practitioner in trade and commodity finance and in emerging markets finance by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Veronika has advised on a wide range of structured trade and commodity transactions, including pre-export and prepayment financings, borrowing base facilities and ownership-based structures, receivables finance and supply chain finance. She also has experience with project finance and restructuring of cross-border financings in emerging markets.

Dr Antonia Symeonidou
Operations Manager, Real Economy Fund

Dr Antonia Symeonidou heads Real Economy Fund’s trade finance operations and manages new business development & alliances. Real Economy Fund is a Trade Finance Fund, registered & regulated by CySEC to operate as an Alternative Investment Fund. As an associate Member of the FCI, REF’s focus is in cross-border transactions & supply chain finance, in addition to single contract and single invoice discounting facilities offered targeted to SMEs. Antonia’s current focus is on allying with institutional investors, to efficiently channel funds in targeted industries and markets. Antonia holds a PhD in bioengineering from the University of Cambridge.

Sharon Williamson
Partner and Head of Finance Litigation, Hill Dickinson

Sharon Williamson has been with Hill Dickinson since 2012, having previously been a partner at DWF LLP. She acts for banks, asset based lenders and other finance providers advising them on strategies to maximise realisations of debts and assets to minimise and where possible extinguish loss. Sharon is recognised as a leading individual in Legal 500 UK 2023. She takes an active involvement in the UK Finance IF/ABL to whom she presents legal updates on a regular basis at their Legal and Technical Forums. Sharon has considerable experience acting for Lloyds Bank Plc, Black Horse Limited, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance Limited, Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc, Bibby Financial Services and several other asset based lenders on a national basis.

RFIx Awards 2022 Winners:

  • SME Finance Provider of the Year - Novicap

  • Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year – Bank – Santander Corporate & Investment Banking

  • Supply Chain Finance Provider of the Year - Non-Bank - SupplierPlus

  • Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Bank - IndusInd Bank Limited

  • Invoice Finance Provider of the Year – Independent - Accelerated Payments

  • Domestic Factoring Provider of the Year – TBC Bank

  • International (import/export) Factoring Provider of the Year - India Factoring and Finance Solutions Pvt Ltd (A Member of FIMBank Group)

  • Invoice Discounting Provider of the Year - Novuna Business Cash Flow

  • Factoring Technology Solution Provider of the Year (vendor) - Dancerace PLC

  • Development Bank of the Year – The Asian Development Bank’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program

  • Bank and Fintech Collaboration of the Year - Federal Bank of India & Vayana Network

  • Alternative Finance Platform of the Year - Accelerated Payments

  • Most Innovative FinTech of the Year - Clear Factor

  • Most Innovative Technology Vendor of the Year - LiquidX

  • Global Receivables Finance Provider of the Year - Societe Generale

  • Industry Ambassador of the Year - Hannah Fearn, Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Lee Hitge, WTW

  • Lifetime Achievement - Steve Box

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