School of Trade Finance (Modular Course)

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FTS Eligible - Financial Training Scheme for Singaporean citizens and PRs only (more information)

This course is made up of two separately bookable modules:

Course overview

Global trade has become more complex and the economic environment more uncertain. Corporates' earnings are volatile and trade financiers are required to cope with unfamiliar risks. It is extremely important for trade finance practitioners to have a complete understanding of the current scenario, the proper use of products and the risk attributable to different business situations. Risk avoidance and management underlines all trade finance activities.

All trade finance practitioners, from banks and multinational corporations, credit rating agencies and regulatory authorities cannot afford to miss this course which enables you to mitigate, change and stylise your trade finance strategy.

Module 1: Trade Finance Products & Mechanisms

Summary of course content on Module 1

  • Contractual and documentary credit structures
  • Third party documents
  • Title documents, negotiability and endorsements
  • Instalment credits
  • Various types of letters of credit and guarantees
  • Mechanism of documentation collections
  • Accounts receivable financing
  • Trade credit insurance
  • Forfaiting

Module 2: Commodity Trade Finance

Summary of course content on Module 2

  • Determinants of price in commodity businesses
  • Risk analyses of commodity flows
  • Structures in commodity trade finance such as pre-export finance, buy-back, asset-backed finance and countertrade
  • Securitisation of receivables and inventories
  • Risk management in commodity trade finance
  • Shipping aspects
  • Default scenarios


The course will be taught at an intermediate level. It should appeal to experienced trade finance professionals and users.

It is assumed delegates will have knowledge of trade finance principles, tools and mechanisms. While treatment of every topic will commence at a basic level, the discussion will progress swiftly to the more evolved aspects. This is a highly interactive course.

Many concepts will be introduced and illustrated through group discussions and the carefully designed case studies related to Asia and the emerging markets.

Who should attend

  • Trade finance bankers
  • Forfaiters
  • Credit analysts from banks/export credit agencies
  • Export managers in multi-national corporations
  • Lawyers involved in trade finance
  • Structured corporate bankers
  • Emerging market bankers
  • Risk managers
  • Audit and compliance managers
  • Monetary authorities and regulators
  • Commodity bankers
  • Traders
  • Credit analysts
  • Corporate bankers
  • Risk managers
  • Audit and compliance managers
  • Lawyers involved in commodity trade finance

All Modules can be booked separately.

Attend all the modules and save US$2,040

School of Trade Finance

Module 1: Trade Finance Products & Mechanisms

Module 2: Commodity Trade Finance

FTS Eligible

This programme is approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

The FTS is available to eligible entities, at a 50% funding level of programme fees, subject to a cap of $2,000/participant/programme and all eligibility criteria being met. FTS claims may only be made for programmes listed on the FTS Programme Directory with specified validity period. Please refer to for more information.

Please note that this course is only eligible for FTS Funding upon completion of all modules.

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