The e-courses are delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) using innovative tools for combining digital learning with industry-centric community discussions. The courses include videos, animations, case studies, and a self-assessment section. You can stop and re-start your training at where you left it and analyse your progress and understanding of individual subjects. All of the online courses are available in English.
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Introduction to Trade Finance
On completion of the course you will have developed a good foundational understanding of global trade and how companies settle their cross-border commercial activities, what their basic needs are, identify the risks as well as instruments available to mitigate those risks.
Advanced Working Capital for Trade
This course will build on the basic understanding of the Asset Conversion Cycle (ACC) which has been introduced in the “Introduction to Trade Finance course” and will summarize in detail the Cash Flow and Working Capital cycle of commercial companies of any size to ensure that all participants have the same basic understanding of the terminology which is widely used to describe the meaning and functions of Working Capital.
Introduction to Documentary Credits
This course provides a practical overview of the long-established but still rather esoteric trade financing instrument, the Documentary Letter of Credit, known variously as Documentary Credit, Commercial Letter of Credit, Letter of Credit, L/C, and D/C. For the purpose of this course, we will limit ourselves to “Documentary Credit” and “L/C”.
Advanced Documentary Credits
This course provides a detailed review of Documentary Credits, from structuring and issuance to document verification to financing and settlement.
Introduction to Guarantees
This course provides an introduction to Guarantees and is set up to give you an overview of what a Guarantee is and its structure. You will learn about the origins and development of a Guarantee, from the days of using cash deposits as a collateral, to the independent instruments of today.
Building on Introduction to Guarantees this course provides more important coaching on the issuance of guarantees, the use of counter-guarantees and more complex transactions.
Introduction To Supply Chain Finance
Upon completion, you will be able to engage effectively and credibly with clients, recognize opportunities to propose SCF techniques as potential solutions to the needs of importers or exporters, and correctly describe the nature of SCF relative to traditional trade financing options such as documentary letters of credit.
Advanced Supply Chain Finance
In this course, individuals will gain an in-depth understanding of the key events in the physical supply chain and the trade cycle and learn to identify the parties involved in these events.
Introduction to Standby Letters of Credit
In this course you will gain an understanding of how the basic principles that apply to Documentary Credits of all kinds apply to Standbys as well as the ways in which Standbys differ from other types of Documentary Credits.
Advanced Standby Letters of Credit
This course will take an in-depth look at how standby letters of credit work, many of the purposes for which they can be used, the rules and regulations governing them, and problems that can arise around them.
Introduction To Trade Finance Sales
Upon completion, you will have a basic understanding of the key steps to identify, select and prioritize customers and sales opportunities within an assigned sales territory and how to prepare for and conduct a successful sales call.
Managing Trade Sales
This course will help you gain an understanding of how to align your sales organization and staffing model to your bank’s business strategy, target customer markets and sales coverage process.
Introduction To Collections
In this course, you will learn how to describe the two types of Documentary Collections, portray the cycle in its entirety, and understand the role and perspective of a Relationship Manager in this cycle. Additionally, you will obtain a clear insight into the risks and documents involved in a Documentary Collection.
Upon completion of the course, you will gain understanding about financial tools used in an Export Contract, the roles of Export Finance, commercial loans and Multilateral Finance as well as to learn about the associated risks, pro’s and con’s for exporters, importers and Lenders.
Introduction To Receivables Finance
Upon completion of the course you will be able to understand basic concepts related to Receivables Finance, and identify several of the major variations of Receivables Finance as well as the major risks and benefits associated with this form of financing.
Digital Trade Finance & Fintechs
The Digital Trade Finance course will provide you with an overview of the Digital Trade Finance/Digital Commerce world, the legal and regulatory challenges involved, and describe broad ranged trends and solutions that are available to support international trade.
Introduction To Distributor/Buyer Finance
This introductory course provides a practical overview of Distributor Finance. On completion of the course you will be able to engage effectively and credibly with clients, and recognize opportunities to propose Distributor Finance in its main varieties as a potential solution to the needs of major manufacturers and exporters (anchor parties) and their internationally dispersed distributors.
Advanced Commodity Finance
In this course, you will learn about the three types of commodities, their features, and the risks involved. Additionally, the course will cover how the major players and trading houses in this sector are shaping the supply chains and their respective roles. Lastly, we will cover the function of commodities trading from a banker’s perspective, and look at the various tools and documents required.
Introduction To Cross Border Trade
Upon completion you will have developed a good foundational understanding of the mechanisms, dynamics and key issues around international trade, commercial considerations in the pursuit of business across borders, and the linkages between trade, financing and international development.
Managing Trade Operations
This course provides an overview of the key responsibilities of Trade Operations management. It will describe the range of skills required for long-term success in the position, covering Production Management of the day to day transactions, Process Management to ensure continued improvement & efficiency of the operational processes, leading to reduced costs or greater transactional throughput.
Introduction To Risk Distribution
This introductory course will provide a foundation of knowledge on risk distribution of trade finance assets and contingent liabilities, to enable your engagement with internal risk areas and to understand how this discipline will support your ability to meet client needs. Upon completion, you will be able to contribute to structuring solutions incorporating risk distribution techniques and engage internally on the benefits of risk distribution.
Introduction to Capital and Pricing
This course provides an introduction to the Basel 3 rules on Capital Adequacy and explains how Credit Risk and Liquidity Risk is measured.
Introduction to Trade Finance Compliance
Upon completion, you will have developed a general understanding of the regulatory background related to trade finance compliance, the financial crimes risks related to trade finance, and the “Risk-Based Approach” and how it relates to trade finance products.
Introduction to Fraud & Reputational Risk
Upon completion, you will be familiar with common fraudulent schemes that exist in trade finance, including red flags and triggering events that warrant further investigation. You will be provided with strategies to manage fraud risk that include engaging key players when fraud hits, to managing communication & reporting.
International Trade and Export-Import Transactions
This course will cover the practices and procedures in export sales and the international trade process: from the preparation of a comprehensive sale agreement to the subsidiary agreements required with bankers, transporters and insurers.
International Business Transactions and Contracts
This course begins with an understanding of the differences between the world’s leading legal systems can help complement the strategic management of this type of risk. Also covered in this course is why dispute resolution is so important in international trade-legal disputes in foreign countries can be prohibitively time consuming and expensive.
Export-Import Finance – Payment and Security Devices
This course will start with a broad overview of the various payment instruments including the widely used Documentary Credit (also known as “letter of credit”) and the international rules that govern it. It is crucial for anyone involved in international trade to distinguish between these instruments when conducting a transaction.
International Logistics, Shipping and Sourcing
This course will include lessons on compliance with the ever-increasing security, health and environmental controls exporters and importers will face. This will cover ATA carnets, free trade zones, duties/taxes, and codes of conduct relating to sustainability, ethics and labour standards.
Global Business Management: Strategies and Structures
This course will begin by understanding why many companies begin their international operations reactively as a response to various economic or political factors. The course will also cover how the integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) into business operations is creating new opportunities (and challenges) for global companies.