Access trade finance solutions designed specifically for producers, traders and end users of the global supply chain for energy, metals and agricultural commodities.

Grow your business, locally and globally. Whether your growth strategy is to build on what you have or grow your business to achieve globally - or both - ISI might have the right solution. Inject capital into your supply chain or establish working relationships with new partners in new markets quickly, easily and with confidence using our cross-border financing and commercial and financial services from Credit.

Commodities and structured trade finance

Leverage the strength of our Specialty Lending business for tailor-made trade finance solutions designed specifically for businesses that produce trade and purchase goods including energy, metals and agriculture. Our merchandise and structured trade finance team understands that each reader along the global supply chain - from production to processing to marketing - has specific financing requirements, and product specialists located at Across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, we are able to provide traditional and structured trade finance solutions in both emerging and developed markets that are customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to traditional core working capital products, our structured business solutions can include:

Business risk management

Globalization has seen a huge increase in the number of small and medium-sized businesses starting to trade internationally. Although this is a useful step in terms of profitability and diversification, it does involve taking new risks. However, as Mark Hussain, Global Head of Insurance and Commercial Investments at ISI explains, it is possible to mitigate these risks economically. Businesses of all sizes face a wide variety of risks every day. Some of these risks may be trivial, while others have the potential to shut down the business. A key skill is therefore the ability to find a way to mitigate these critical risks. As Mark Hussain, Global Head of Insurance and Commercial Investments at ISI explains, it may not be possible to completely neutralize all of these risks, but it is possible to design a strategy that reduces them to an acceptable level for the individual business.