2nd Annual SFNet Cross-Border Finance Essay Contest

Sponsored by Goldberg Kohn

The Rules

The prize competition will be open to an author or co-authors employed by any SFNet member company. Entry is free and all submissions must be received by April 17.

Essays must be no more than 3,000 words (no minimum) on any topic dealing with Cross-Border Finance, which is defined to include asset-based lending, factoring, receivables purchases and other forms of cross-border trade finance.  A sample topic might be describing a unique or innovative deal structure and how it was created and implemented. Other topic areas might address regulation of international finance, developments in secured transactions law that affect cross-border secured finance, deal trends, or an historical look at how international finance has contributed to major world developments.

Essays will be judged on content, originality, clarity, structure and overall contribution to furthering and expanding understanding within the field of cross-border finance. Essays will be judged by the members of the SFNet International Finance and Development Committee, and winners will be announced no later than July 5, 2023.

Please send your submission in a Word format, including your name, title, company and email address to: essay@sfnet.com


Three winning essays will be chosen – 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Winning essays will be published in The Secured Lender magazine and all three winners will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion at the SFNet Annual Convention. Winners will also receive engraved plaques with their names.