About the Webinar

This four-day webinar series examines a wide variety of issues surrounding the funding of a corporate’s principal current asset – its Accounts Receivables. The series will look at  most effective receivables funding solutions for addressing the specific working capital needs of companies doing business in today’s global environment.  Consideration is given to global credit market conditions and the dynamics of individual business sectors. The webinar series focuses on Securitization, Asset-Backed Lending, Factoring and Transactional Trade Finance as changes to global credit markets and legislation continue to impact on  these services.

Discover new methods to increase working capital by joining FCIB’s four-day webinar series in September!

    • Day 1 - Securitization
    • Day 2 – Asset-backed Lending
    • Day 3 – Factoring
    • Day 4 - Transactional Trade Finance


Steven Chait, Managing Director, EMEA Regional Head
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
London, U.K.

Steven Chait leads the EMEA region for Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Based in London, he joined Burdale Financial Limited in 1992 and has been involved in all aspects of the business, including: accounting, relationship management, credit and new business development. He was instrumental in growing Burdale from a small private-equity-backed trade finance company into a well respected and successful leader in asset-based lending, now part of Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

Steven qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen after graduating in accounting and economics from Manchester University in the U.K.

Jim Leonard
Senior Vice President
Finacity Corporation
Stamford, CT

Jim is a managing director at US-based Finacity Corporation, where he spearheads the firm’s alternative asset origination and distribution activities. His role encompasses such working capital solutions as factoring/invoice finance, asset-based lending, supply chain finance and structured trade finance, in addition to Finacity’s core trade receivable securitization business.

Prior to joining Finacity in 2010, Jim spent three years as director of origination for Rosemount Capital Management, where he managed the origination, trading and syndication of trade and commodity finance assets in Latin America and Eastern Europe for the Rosemount Global Trade Finance Fund. For seven years before that, he was head of international marketing for the Financial Institutions Group at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi New York.

Jim’s 30-year career also includes stints at Citicorp Investment Bank, Global Structured Trade Solutions, and Goldman Sachs, as well as two years running his own financial consultancy. He has a BS in Economics from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and an MBA in International Finance from NYU, and holds both US and EU citizenship.