GTR is pleased to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Leaders in Trade awards, which highlight excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance and fintech markets.

The names listed under each category are based on submissions sent to GTR and, where relevant, Best Deals signed in 2017 were referenced as further substantiation. Where only one name is listed, this institution is the outright winner.

Winners in all categories will be recognised and announced at GTR’s annual awards dinner in London on April 26.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!


Global awards

Best trade finance bank:

Shortlisted nominees: BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole, HSBC, Standard Chartered

Best export finance bank:

Shortlisted nominees: BNP Paribas, SMBC, Standard Chartered

Best commodity trade finance bank:

Shortlisted nominees: ING, Rabobank, Société Générale

Best supply chain finance bank:

Shortlisted nominees: BNP Paribas, HSBC, Santander, UniCredit

Best trade credit and political risk insurance broker:

Shortlisted nominees: BPL Global, PIB, Texel

Best trade credit and political risk insurance underwriter:

Shortlisted nominees: Chaucer, Euler Hermes, XL Catlin

Best development bank in trade:

Winner: Asian Development Bank

Best correspondent bank:

Winner: BNY Mellon

Best alternative trade finance provider:

Shortlisted nominees: Ebury, Falcon, LFC, LiquidX

Best trade finance software provider:

Shortlisted nominees: Bolero, China Systems, CGI, GT Nexus, iGTB, PrimeRevenue, SureComp

Best fintech disrupter:

Shortlisted nominees: LiquidX, TradeIX, Traydstream

Most innovative bank:

Shortlisted nominees: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Commerzbank, HSBC

Financial institution that has made a significant contribution to sustainability:

Shortlisted nominees: Barclays, Commerzbank

Best export credit agency:

Winner: UKEF

Best trade finance law firm:

Shortlisted nominees: Allen & Overy, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose Fulbright, Simmons & Simmons, Sullivan & Worcester


Regional awards

Best trade finance bank in:

Southern & East Africa:

Shortlisted nominees: Citi, Rand Merchant Bank, SMBC, Standard Bank

West Africa:

Shortlisted nominees: Access Bank UK, Crown Agents Bank, Ecobank Nigeria, FCMB Bank, Zenith Bank

North America:

Shortlisted nominees: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi

Latin America:

Shortlisted nominees: Banorte, Santander

East Asia & the Pacific:

Shortlisted nominees: HSBC, Mizuho, Standard Chartered

South Asia:

Shortlisted nominees: Bank of Ceylon, SBI, Standard Chartered

Nordic region:

Shortlisted nominees: Handelsbanken, Nordea

Eastern Europe:

Shortlisted nominees: Santander, UniCredit, VTB Bank

Western Europe:

Shortlisted nominees: Commerzbank, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, ING, Santander, UniCredit


Shortlisted nominees: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, NatWest, Santander

Middle East & North Africa:

Shortlisted nominees: Arab Bank, Citi, FAB, Noor Bank, Standard Chartered