Luis Fernando Leal is the general manager of Ingenio Magdalena, one of Guatemala’s biggest sugar exporters with a turnover of US$500mn. GTR caught up with him to discuss trends in the industry, major challenges and developments in trade finance.
Crowdfunding, which brings together alternative investors to raise finance for SMEs. is making its mark in both supply chain and invoice finance. There are now a number of platform providers in the UK and Europe that offer online marketplaces through which invoices can be sold to non-bank investors. Liz Salecka speaks to some of the leading players.