The Mechanics of International Trade Finance

What topics are covered by the course?

In partnership with Middlesex University Business School, this course has been developed to provide you with a comprehensive step-by-step guide to international trade products, the impact of the International Chamber of Commerce regulations governing them and the risk factors/potential structures to be considered when financing trade related transactions. Studying this programme offers you the option of receiving a Post Graduate Certificate from the respected Middlesex University – this is the only trade finance course that offers you the chance to get this unique qualification.

• Unit 1 Trade finance overview
• Unit 2 Open account and documentary collection systems
• Unit 3 Documentary credits both as a product and financing vehicle
• Unit 4 Structured letters of credit – supporting back to back and transferable transactions
• Unit 5 Factoring and credit insured financing
• Unit 6 Bank guarantees and standby letters of credit
• Unit 7 Pre-export financing and countertrade techniques
• Unit 8 Commodity financing

Who should attend?

With the flexibility of learning in your own time and environment, you can be part of a broad range of people who will benefit from studying this course. Whether you are new to trade finance or perhaps you already have experience in sector, but want to expand your knowledge to give you a much more detailed and holistic understanding of the wider issues, this course has a huge amount to offer. As such it will prove invaluable for:
• All trade finance and marketing supervisors and managers
• International division bankers
• Middle office and front office deal structuring and negotiating staff responsible for structuring trade deals
• Loans administration and monitoring managers
• Credit and deal risk analysts, credit application preparers and credit approvers
• Documentation checkers and supervisors
• Risk distribution staff responsible for syndication, underwriting, asset purchase and sell downs
• Trading company, multinational corporate and treasury staff
• Internal and external auditors
• Reserve and central bank and monetary authority regulators

What will I be able to do on completion?

Approaching the topics in a modular format, the course will enable you to grasp the key concepts in a practical way and thus helping you build a firm platform on which to expand your knowledge. There’s no better way to boost your skills than this course and the fact that you can receive a formal qualification in the field, makes this programme truly essential for anyone involved with trade finance.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each module there is a practical assessment that will allow you to benchmark your growth in knowledge and understanding and will also show you what a tangible ROI distance learning provides. For those wishing to receive a Post Graduate Certificate an additional marked assignment of 2000 words will need to be submitted.

Guide Price: For non-certification: £1,999 + VAT (subject to participants' country of origin)

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Finance & Investment »
Duration: 16 weeks
Qualification: Post Graduate Certificate (for those who choose it and with added cost)

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