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The Credit Insurance Puzzle: Why is it 5x more popular in Europe?- webcast by Igor Zax for CFA

Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd. will be presenting a webinar “Credit Insurance: Common Misconceptions, and Can it Be a Useful Tool”. The webcast, hosted by Commercial Finance Association (CFA), the international trade association dedicated to the asset-based lending and factoring industries and will take place on 4th  of November 11 am EST/4pm GMT.

Why is the percentage of secured transactions that are insured five times higher in Europe in the USA?  And what can we learn from the difference?
Credit Insurance can bring up strong opinions, and often we hear most about it from the insurance experts themselves, or from lenders who want to share a horror story.
Igor Zax will offer an unbiased overview of common misconceptions about credit insurance, and mistakes that are often made.  He will explore the reasons (right and wrong) why it more popular in some markets and less so in other, and the ways to structure programs for various purposes (both export and domestically). Zax will also map credit insurance among other available tools (from both corporate and financial institution prospective).

Free registration is available on CFA website via link https://www.cfa.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=EventInfo&RegPath=EventRegFees&Reg_evt_key=89CBC1A9-C350-4BCA-8CD7-E71C3ADD06A0


Receivables Finance in the Context of Working Capital Management by Igor Zax

Friday Jun 13, 2014

Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd, published a new article, Receivables Finance in Context of Working Capital Management in TEF News (Trade and receivable Finance News, a major publication by BCR).

Editorial comment states “Igor Zax’s article in today’s trfnews, ‘Receivables Finance in the Context of Working Capital Management’, reminds us of the value of looking back at the history of modern supply chains and how working capital management, and hence factoring and supply chain finance, has developed from this. It also reflects on the potential frailty and dangers that over exposure to some supply chain structures can bring.

On late payments he says: “just a couple of weeks delay on 30 day terms increases working capital consumption by one-and-a-half times.” I wonder how many factors use such direct terms in their advertising material. If they do not, perhaps they should consider it, particularly as the trend is for larger companies to use receivables finance, and it is those companies in particular that tend respond well to the use of such analytic sound bites.”

Reprinted with permission.


Igor Zax to present at Annual Restructuring and Turnaround conference by IIR

Tuesday Apr 8, 2014

Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd., is going to present at 4-th Annual Restructuring & Turnaround 2014 conference by IIR 2-nd of July 2014 in London. He will be joining a panel “Strategies for an Effective Turnaround” discussing:
• Formulating and executing a successful turnaround strategy
• Negotiating with lenders
• The importance of due diligence
• Financial restructuring tools
• Operational restructuring tools

Other speakers on the panel include:
Gareth Davies, Managing Director,GREENHILL
David Bryan, Founding Principal, BRYAN, MANSELL & TILLEY
and Mike Jervis, Partner, PwC


Igor Zax to moderate a panel “Developing Value in an Invoice Financing Business”

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014

Igor Zax, CFA,  Managing Director of Tenzor ltd., is going to moderate a panel “Developing Value in an Invoice Financing Business: What Makes it Ripe for Investment?” at Receivables Finance 12th Annual Convention in Warsaw, Poland, 1-2 April 2014. He will be joined at the panel by Simon Featherstone, Global CEO of Bibby FInancial Services, Margrith Lutsch-Emmenegger President, Fimbank and Chairman, International Factors Group, and Richard Woodhouse.
Igor Zax is alos going to present at a panel “Understanding the Supply Chain Finance Ecosystem” at the same conference togheter with heads of Supply Chain Finance from HSBC, ING and RBS.


DISTRIBUTION FINANCE – A TIME FOR CHANGE? by Igor Zax and James C. Berry II in World Supply Chain Finance Yearbook 2013/2014

Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, and James C. Berry, II, Executive Director, 5I Group LLC, published a new article, Distribution Finance – A time for change in World Supply Chain Finance Yearbook 2013/2014, a major publication by BCR/Factorscan.
The article addresses industry landscape and fundamentals, new products and approaches to make the industry more competitive and better serve client needs, and opportunities for new entrants (such as leasing companies and banks) in this market.


Igor Zax to present at Receivables Finance 12th Annual Convention

Friday Nov 29, 2013

Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor ltd., is going to present at Receivables Finance 12th Annual Convention in Warsaw, Poland, 1-2 April 2014. He will be joining a distingushed panel including Bertrand de Comminges, Global Head Open Account Solutions, HSBC, Anil Walia, Global Head of Supply Chain Finance, RBS and Joaquin de Jiménez Krijgsman, Global Head Supply Chain Finance, ING Commercial Finance for a session on Understanding the Supply Chain Finance Ecosystem, adressing role and challenges of both Supply Chain FInance and Distribution FInance globally.


Credit Insurance-Lessons From The Crisis-by Igor Zax in Insurance Insight

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013

Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, published a new article, Credit Insurance Lessons From the Crisis in Insurance Insight, leading insurance publication.

The article looks into the value proposition of credit insurance, common misconceptions about it use, risks of relinquishing control of credit process and efficient use of credit insurance as part of financing solutions.

Reprinted with permission.


Supply Chain Finance-Where Will The Future Lead -by Igor Zax

Thursday Jul 5, 2012

Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, published a new article, Supply Chain Finance Where Will the Future Lead in GT News (major treasury publication by AFP).

The article discussed advantages and implications of seller centric approach to SCF, as well as use of SCF within overlall context of Supply Chain co-operation.

Reprinted with permission.


Operational Turnaround –Focus on Working Capital and Supply Chain-lecture by Igor Zax at LBS

Saturday Mar 24, 2012

Igor Zax CFA, founder of Tenzor Ltd, gave a new guest lecture Operational Turnaround –Focus on Working Capital and Supply Chain as part of a course “Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate Reorganisations” by professor Paolo Volpin at London Business School 23 March 2012.

The lecture covers principles of distressed investments, corporate turnaround and operational due diligence. It also focuses on supply chain and working capital implications, use of asset backed lending, vertical integration and business model re-design.

Slides for the presentation can be seen by clicking the link below:
Operational Turnaround –Focus on Working Capital and Supply Chain


Designing a Corporate Credit Policy- by igor Zax in GT News

Friday Feb 24, 2012

Igor Zax, managing director of Tenzor Ltd, published a new article, Designing a Corporate Credit Policy in GT News (major treasury publication by AFP).

The article discussed effects of granting credit to customers, credit origination process,credit risk management, dilutions/late payments and their effects, concentrated A/R, effect of A/R policy on return on capital.

Reprinted with permission.