International Trade Finance

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About the course

This course opens up the communication channels between credit managers and trade finance managers. You will return to work fully aware of the best risk mitigation and internal communication techniques, ready to do business in a safe and prudent manner. After three intensive days, you will have a full working knowledge of:

  • A payment, negotiation, acceptance, confirmation and deferred payment credit
  • The UCP-ICC 600 rules
  • International documentation
  • Standbys and international guarantees
  • Back to back, front to back and event-triggered finance
  • The mechanics of discounting, forfaiting and factoring
  • Pre-shipment and pre-export risk assessment
  • International contract financing
  • Marketing trade finance – internal and external

How You Will Learn

Case studies and exercises illustrate the recent developments in this trillion-dollar business

Exercises: Delegates use UCP ICC 600 to solve documentation and discrepancy issues; Delegates use L/Cs and guarantees to structure a solution for a client in an emerging market country buying an oil by-product

Workshops: Bondtrade: Delegates evaluate the risk; Product Innovation: Delegates solve the problem of an international contract-based deal without L/Cs but using banks to confirm a payment

Agenda Summary

  • Letters of Credit and Their Variants
  • The Evolution of Letters of Credit in the Trade Cycle
  • Back to Back Issues
  • The Essential Differences Between Guarantees and Standby L/Cs
  • Forfaiting and Factoring
  • Warehouse Financing and Fraud Avoidance
  • Structured Pre-Export Finance

Case Studies and Practical Workshops

  • Who takes the main risk?
  • The ICC 600 in-tray exercises
  • Case studies in back to back financing
  • Utilise L/Cs and guarantees to structure a workable solution for a client
  • Reading material for tripartite oil for coffee “back to back” style financing
  • Define the products by example
  • Review the risks inherent in the conditional guarantee and standby being utilised as payment mechanisms
  • Bondtrade
  • Product innovation, making the market
  • The internal presentation
  • Spotting and avoiding fraud in trade finance: five generic case studies
  • Securitisation and pre-export finance structures
  • Question and answer session and a look at the future via Energy Structured Export Notes

Experts

Howard Palmer

Howard Palmer is a globally recognised specialist in international trade finance and all areas of banking within the emerging markets. Starting his banking career as a graduate trainee at London and Continental Bankers, Howard specialised in Letters of Credit, forfaiting and the first countertrad...

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