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RESEARCH AND BRIEFINGS

Commodities Document Fraud – Are You Exposed?

 


Document-based fraud is a real concern for the commodities industry. A lack of coverage in traditional insurance policies has been highlighted by recent financial losses sustained due to multiple pledging of the same underlying asset, through the use of fraudulent title documents and/or trade receipts. This issue continues to cause economic loss and uncertainty for lenders and traders.

In this adviser, we discuss the inherent risks resulting from commodity document fraud, and the benefits of managing those risks. We will also highlight some known limitations of traditional insurance policies and the development of an alternative solution that could complement a prudent risk management strategy.