International trade finance news and networking

When it comes to other people’s money, ARK GROUP has a unique portfolio of information resources, training courses, conferences and explanatory books to help borrowers, lenders and their advisers sleep well at night. This is arranged into two brand groups: Trade & Forfaiting Review (global trade and commodity finance markets, deals and regulation) and Private Client Adviser (UK-based private client finance, personal affairs, tax planning and social care).

Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR) is a leading trade and receivables finance information resource providing essential updates to professionals all around the globe. Supported by an editorial board from key disciplines of trade finance, TFR provides thoughtful and insightful features on core topics such as structured trade and commodity finance deals, credit documentation and regulatory issues (such as Basel III)  and political risk analysis. It achieves this with its daily updates on as well as the ten issues per year of the print magazine and digital thematic supplements, along with its TFR Global Contacts Directory (also fully searchable on  TFR does the important job of sifting general finance, commodities, legal, country and risk information for what is relevant to trade finance professionals. It also covers cash and FX management issues when they impact on cross-border trade. The TFR Deals of the Year competition celebrating and rewarding key trade finance deals - now with an awards evening , and the TFR Excellence Awards, remain high points of the trade finance year. TFR Events was launched in 2014 comprising a Masterclass on receivables finance and an annual TFR Cross-border Trade Forum. And TFR’s Foundations of Structured Trade Finance by Dr Benedict Okey Oramah is enjoying record sales all over the world and is has been translated into French because of demand from Francophone Africa.

Private Client Adviser (PCA) is a magazine and a website ( where lawyers and others advisers of private clients turn for essential information on how case law and regulation shapes personal tax arrangements. It explores the management of personal finance (including retirement planning) estate planning, giving to charity and caring for the elderly. Articles in ten issues a year, on the website and in its digital special supplements range from the implications of changes in the inheritance tax regime, to optimising the structure of wills and trusts in the client’s best interests, to name but a few. Full of practical real-life examples, this is popular not only with lawyers, but fund managers and accountants.