This course bringing together trade finance product concepts, application to supply chains and financing structures typically used to facilitate commodity flows. Our goal is that, aware of contemporary and advanced trade finance mechanics and structures, as utilized in the main financial centres, attending delegates, will be able to identify trade finance opportunities within their own markets and utilize these structures for the benefit of their own client base whilst being aware of all the risk-related issues involved in these products.

This is a highly practical, intensive and multi-disciplinary Course, designed to equip today’s financiers and executives with the templates and practicalities of real deals in and with the Emerging Markets. Covering every contemporary product and risk situations we move from dialogue to real case studies to group workshops and presentations to ensure that you can not only compete in the new deals on the market but also combine, innovate, originate and package deals and get them safely sold both internally and externally.


  • International trade and commodities
  • Risks in international trade as they apply to emerging markets
  • Basel III and the impacts of the latest regulatory developments on trade finance & SCTF
  • Financing trade in challenging markets
  • Rationale for the ‘structured’ approach to trade finance
  • The developments in structures and how these structures impact on risk
  • The impact of different lending rationales and the prospects of repayment
  • Typical structures and how they work
  • Components of structured commodity trade finance (‘SCTF’) from a practitioner perspective with a “best practice” checklist
  • The benefits and opportunities presented by insurance and other risk mitigants
  • The lessons of the 2008 financial crisis: how did trade finance structures hold up?
  • Pre-export finance and other relevant structures in a crisis context
  • Full risk assessment: is SCTF the only way forward?


  • Professionals in Corporate Banking
  • Professionals in trade finance
  • Professionals in Commercial Banking
  • Professionals in Corporate Credit
  • SVPs, VPs, Senior Managers and Relationship Managers

  • Trade Finance & Treasury professionals
  • Commercial and Investment Bankers
  • International Traders
  • Heads of Risk and team members
  • Legal advisors


“Very exciting programme, offers opportunities of new ways of financing commodities .”
“The training was good and the trainer provided a very good picture of the subject. It would be useful if the material provided was comprehensive so that they could serve for future reference.”
“It was an extraordinary training methodology and a multidisciplinary approach, as well as a clear and strong content structure that focused on core trade financing. The training methodology helped participants to realize a deeper knowledge of Structured Trade and Commodity Finance.”

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