Tradeteq expands into private debt to ease trading for banks and investors
By Gloria Methri
Tradeteq, the tech provider for securitisation-as-a-service and bank asset distribution, is expanding into private debt and real assets to help banks, other asset sellers, and institutional investors overcome the barriers to trading instruments such as direct lending, infrastructure, and real-estate debt.
According to Tradeteq, there is some $3.5 trillion of private debt and real assets under management globally but these instruments are not easy to transfer or trade due to limited investor access and cost barriers.
Since 2016, Tradeteq claims to have helped banks tackle the $1.7 trillion trade finance gap by securitising and distributing their trade finance assets to investors. Its primary issuance platform will now become available for additional forms of private debt.
Tradeteq’s workflow automation and securitisation-as-a-service transforms private debt into tradable financial instruments to enable wider investor uptake. Real-time processing and standardised repackaging of assets reduce friction costs and result in higher investment yields. Tradeteq issues these instruments to investors off-chain, as traditional capital markets products and notes, and on-chain, as regulated security tokens using distributed ledger technologies.
Tradeteq’s products include ACCESS LITE, the first-ever marketplace for buy-side investors to participate in the secondary trading of trade finance assets, and DISTRIBUTE, which automates distribution workflows. Participants can now leverage these platforms for a wider range of private debt and real assets.
Christoph Gugelmann, CEO at Tradeteq, said, “Over the past six years, we have been working with global banks, asset managers, and credit insurers to help turn trade finance into a liquid asset. However, it is clear the same challenges around the lack of investor access and automation apply equally to many other forms of private debt and real assets. That is why, having built the infrastructure to connect participants and automate workflow, we’re expanding our reach and our mission to unlock the future of these markets.”
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