Network or platform? Both. Beyond its operating business, AKA acts as a networking platform for discussing and developing questions of basic interest in the context of international trade finance. Market participants are welcome to network with AKA and to share their knowledge and experience.
Despite the decline in trade finance business, AKA continued to perform well in 2017 with a focus on the emerging markets. The year was dominated by the challenges posed by economic policies. Read the annual report 2017 for further information on AKA’s favourable business performance.
Our ECA services: from standardised products to customized solutions
The world is constantly changing. This is leading to a permanent change in global requirements of goods and services. Financing has top priority particularly when it comes to global exports. AKA has been specialising in export finance for more than 65 years, focussing on the emerging markets.
AKA is constantly enhancing its range of services. At the same time, it never loses sight of the specific needs of banks, exporters, importers and investors. AKA finances exports from all over Europe steadily expanding its business relations with the European export credit agencies (ECAs) and opening up part of its service range to all banks.
In the case of Small Ticket ECA finance, AKA is currently testing a standardised tool, which will fetch indicative prices and permit buyer finance to be requested up to an amount of EUR 10 million. AKA is increasingly also participating in large-scale ECA-covered project finance from European sources. However, business in ECA-covered finance is and will remain the basis for all other developments.
AKA was founded in 1952 as a specialised institution for ECA-covered finance. Since then, it has been addressing the entire range of ECA finance – from Small Ticket transactions to participations in large-scale project finance, helping banks to broaden their scope.
ECA-covered project finance
AKA also participates in finance for large projects, specifically ECA-covered tranches as well as non-covered tranches on a quota basis. In most cases, special-purpose entities act as the borrower. Therefore, AKA also supports cash flow-based export finance.
Strong network within the European trade finance market
Our ECA-business in Europe: AKA is offering you long-standing expertise concerning business processing with European export-credit insurers.
Written in the style of a magazine, AKA shares its experience gained in more than 65 years of working in international trade finance. AKA Dialogue provides information on important trade finance questions as well as all the event formats organised by AKA. Here, AKA publishes as a networking platform for the trade finance industry.