Bank Trade & Infrastructure

Flexible solutions for bank trade and infrastructure finance

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Bank Trade and Infrastructure Finance team offers an unfunded risk participation to financial institutions. Our risk participation is a bi-lateral, silent agreement and represents an irrevocable, unconditional and on-demand obligation.

Our experience

For more than 20 years, we have covered over 20,000 transactions in more than 120 countries with a cumulative cover of over USD 160bn. Our presence in Zurich, Munich, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Singapore, New York and Sao Paulo ensures proximity to our customers.

We cover a broad variety of sectors and facility types as described below.

Energy & Metals Commodity Finance

We focus on upstream oil and gas, offshore, refineries, fertilizer, mining and metals processing. We cover pre-export finance, prepayment facilities, reserve-based lending, project finance, borrowing base facilities, trader finance and secured revolving credit facilities.

Soft Commodity Finance

We are active throughout the diversified agricultural commodity universe, covering the following sectors: sugar, soya, cocoa, coffee, corn and grains, cotton poultry, meat and proteins, pulp and paper. We cover facilities such as pre-export finance, prepayment facilities, borrowing base facilities, trader finance as well as secured revolving credit facilities.

Trade & Supply Chain Finance

We support financial institutions managing their credit exposures in documentary trade, receivables and supply chain transactions. We focus on transactions such as letter of credit, stand by L /C, bank guarantees, oil payment guarantees, trade loans, import L/Cs, receivable finance, promissory notes, bid bonds, performance bonds, advance payment bonds, maintenance (warranty) bonds, commercial bonds, payment bonds and judicial bonds.

Project & Infrastructure Finance

We are most active in sectors such as power (generation, transmission, and distribution), transport (aviation, airports, and roads), logistics (ports, rail and rolling stock), energy (LNG, pipelines and petrochemicals), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools) and telecom (towers, cables, fibre, and data centers). We cover facilities such as term loans (e.g. construction and operations), capex loans (incl. undrawn commitments) and support facilities (e.g. standby L/Cs).