The survey is designed to give our readers valuable information about the trade-finance market. Providers are ranked across a selection of service categories, as well as given an overall global ranking through ratings from their clients.
The survey is split into three parts: the trade-finance provider nominations; the market share splits; and the service category ratings.
Part 1: Clients nominate their three top trade-finance providers globally and by region. Providers receive 4 points for a first place nomination, 3 points for a second place nomination and 2 points for third place.
Part 2: The average percentage of business each client trades with each provider, globally and by region.
Part 3: For the individual service categories, the score is the arithmetic mean of the ratings for that category.