Leader Global Solutions LLC (“LGS”), headquartered in Miami, FL, is a specialty trade and supply chain services firm that focuses on providing customized purchasing solutions to its clients. LGS clients are typically middle market firms located in North and South America with revenues ranging from $100 million to over $1 billion.
Even in the best of economic times, exporters and importers single out the availability of trade finance as their greatest challenge. Historically, efficient supply chain purchasing solutions for exporters and importers have been difficult to source. Even very good companies in emerging markets are often faced with very restrictive local banking regulations that make adequately funding their growth difficult.
Trade finance is the lifeline of trade because more than 90% of trade transactions involve some form of credit, insurance or guarantee. Many traditionally stable financial institutions are wary of capital depletion and are consolidating balance sheet positions, often in response to regulatory imperatives, thereby limiting the amount of money available to be lent against the reduced capital base. Unfortunately, trade finance has always been very susceptible to this liquidity crunch.
In response to this critical need, LGS offers its clients customized trade and supply chain purchasing solutions to bridge the aforementioned trade-financing gap.