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International Trade Finance Training Course

A highly practical three-day course that explores all the main risks in contemporary trade finance products and structures

9 - 11 November 2020

Central London

Agenda Summary (access the full agenda here)

  • 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