Standard Chartered Bank Trade Finance Risk Sharing Facility (IFC-40541)

  • World
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 14, 2018
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  • Finance
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Ring Fence
  • No Restrictions
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1,000.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 12, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 2, 2018

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Project Description

According to IFC's website:

"The project will finance approximately $4.0bn of EM trade finance p.a. and expand trade finance credit to more than 500 companies across countries, over 50% in IDA."

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The proposed project will be in an amount up to US$1.0 billion with underlying portfolio of trade finance assets that will be risk-shared by Standard Chartered and IFC on a 50-50% basis.

Financial Intermediary
Private Actors
Private Actors Description

Headquartered in London, Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with more than 80,000 employees, representing 130 nationalities and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. It is one of the world's most international banks, with over 1,100 branches, offices and outlets in 68 countries across the globe.  The group earns around 90% of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East across Corporate, Institutional and Retail banking. As of June 30, 2017, Standard Chartered had total assets of US$ 657 billion, and total equity of US$51.3 billion.


Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India and ranks among the top 30 companies in the FTSE-100 by market capitalization. As of June 30th, 2017, the major shareholders of Standard Chartered include Temasek Holdings (private) Limited (15.7% stake), Dodge & Cox (5.54% stake), and Blackrock (5.0% stake). All other shareholders own less than 5.0% in the Bank.  The bank’s long-term ratings are A / A1 / A+ with stable outlook.  

Contact Information

Standard Chartered Bank 
Nicolas Langlois 
Managing Director, Transaction Banking 
+65 6596 4121 
Marina Bay Financial Centre8, Marina Boulevard, Level 22 (018981) 



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