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International Trade and Commodity Finance

Structuring Financial Solutions to Trade with Emerging Markets

Out of Safety for all our Clients, All our Courses are available for Live Online Training 

The core objective of this International Trade and Commodity Finance training is to you with a thorough grounding in all aspects of deep-dive trade finance issues, whilst building up through the programme into more advanced uses of trade finance products, discounting and pre-finance structures and contemporary financing scenarios. We will build in special sessions on both Financial Crime Avoidance in Trade Finance as well as an in-depth view of the Law and Practice of Inventory Finance to ensure that all delegates benefit from these huge, contemporary issues.

We emphasize the trend towards transactional financing including inventory and warehouse financing, Letter of Credit financing, receivable financing and all open-account products. Our aim is to develop delegates to quickly become the centre of excellence in technical skill-set for the Bank and its unique characteristics thus enabling all attendees to advise, with credibility and confidence, the concerns and directions taken by the bank, its credit committees and management


This training will include:

  • All documentation and trade finance regulatory issues
  • Letters of credit variants, financing and risk
  • Forfaiting, factoring, supply chain and discounting mechanisms
  • AML and financial crime avoidance in int. trade finance
  • Pre-finance, tolling, contemporary structures and issues


Impact to you and your Organization: Benefits of Attending this special training 

At the end of this Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the ways in which traditional products such as Documentary Collections, Letters of Credit, Guarantees and Standby L/C work in their risk environment
  • Apply the differences between the key concepts of product risk, operational risk, sovereign risk, bank risk as well as financial risk in reaching a solution from a Credit, FI and Origination perspective
  • Utilize in practice, all ICC regulations and contemporary trade finance structures and current issues and documentation issues to ensure a timely and market driven solution to delegates and clients on a global basis
  • Originate and encash upon marketing opportunities across all trading corridors including but by no means limited to Energy Financing challenges
  • Interact with credit committees and risk specialists to ensure more safe, prudent and successful applications
  • Present every product in its risk environment and to match the situation to a trade finance solution
  • Understand the role of all secondary, tertiary and hedging markets and to use them appropriately
  • Develop confidence and expertise to present effective solutions
  • Become the first point at which risks and red flags are recognized and defused
  • Move between markets to expand professional relevance on an international scale
  • Understand and respond positively to the challenges of financing in and with the Emerging Markets


Course Methodology
This training course is presented in both face to face and Online formats to suit your participation preference, Delegates are encouraged to make their preferred format of participation on the registration form.  This intensive training cause will adopt a mixed delivery approach,  We’ll move from guided presentations to simple, discussion/dialogue to real case studies to practical group workshops to ensure that every step in the process, from the mechanics of a product to its implementation become an integral part of every delegate’s skill set.


Who should Attend

This training is essential for all those dealing in and with the Emerging Markets. It is inter-departmental and is designed to ensure that all your staff “Speak the same language” in the risk-related facets of a highly profitable and changing market environment. It is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Structured Trade Finance Bankers and Commodity Financiers
  • Corporate Risk and Credit Committee members
  • Compliance and Legal Staff
  • Trading House Executives
  • Finance Bankers
  • Middle Office Monitoring Staff


Compressed  Key Topics (Please contact us for a full Program Outline)

International Documentation and ICC 600, ISBP
Letters of Credit, Guarantees and Variants
Discounting, Forfaiting and Factoring
Contemporary Structured Trade Finance Templates
Facing the Bigger Issues