AXenS: Transforming Global Trade
PHYSICAL & FINANCIAL
TRANSACTIONAL DATA-DRIVEN MODEL
Bridging the Financial Gap in Trade for SMEs...
The development of advanced technologies to track and control events in the physical supply chain creates opportunities to automate the initiation of Supply Chain Finance interventions. In order to tackle these constraints and gain significant competitiveness in the market, the blockchain technology is the best candidate to enhance the Supply Chain’s lifecycle.
Event driven bespoke financing thanks to the transparency and traceabilty of the supply chain management process through Blockchain
By using a Distributed Ledger Technology we will offer SMEs easy access to short-term financing by turning their accounts receivables into tradable assets;
The use of Blockchain technology will reduce all transactional and organizational costs allowing greater flexibility on the types of loans;
This will be focused on export-oriented SMEs and will render liquidity at specific segments of the supply chain value until the final disposition (export) of the commodity or manufactured product;
Levels of interest rates and durations of loans would be low and commensurate with the counterparties’ capabilities and the specific region, as the ecosystem will circumvent conventional loan frameworks;
Smart contracts through the blockchain will allow repayment of loans through different forms (i.e. profit participation, off-take agreement, etc...) and identification and validation of different forms of collateral;
AXenS is a venture established by a consortium of Global Commodities
Trading Enterprises. The aim is to both leverage the advantages of new transformational technology while increasing the critical mass, safety and frequency of trade activity. It has been possible through a joint venture with Xnotes, an award winning Blockchain technology firm and other world class developers.
AXenS will support the development of the impact investment market both through its trade finance and supply chain management facilities. In particular we want to see more investment focused on:
• Inclusive, accessible, affordable innovations that address major social needs;
• delivering positive social outcomes regardless of legal form;
• profitable, sustainable and resilient business models capable of scaling their impact.
AXenS runs on an enterprise-grade
Blockchain Technology to support
global trade activities with the tools
needed to participate in the most
highly-available and highly-scalable
network where logistical and supply
chain services, financial and insurance
services, government agencies and
customs authorities can inter-operate
and collaborate in the most secure way.
Effective and dynamic
Accessible, be-spoke and
SECONDARY LOAN MARKET
Credit and deal risk
Connectivity across all financialand supply chain nodes.
Low operational and
Real-time traceability and
immutability of supply chain
AXenS will give special consideration to Impact Investment through its trade finance facilities. It will help businesses gain better access to financing without exorbitant rates of interest or fraud and provide SMEs with the necessary supply chaintrade-related capacity building tools to help them compete successfully in the global market. Using alternative financing methods based on profit-and-loss sharing,
AXenS will strive to strike a balance between its profitable endeavors and promoting a sustainable economy. As such we will allocate to investments by applying such criteria as:
Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts
Labour and Working Conditions
Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention
Community Health, Safety, and Security