Introduction to Trade Risk Distribution - eCourse

Learn how to contribute to trade solutions that incorporate risk distribution techniques and to engage internally on its benefits

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By the end of this eCourse you will be able to:

Explain why risk distribution is gaining more importance.

List the tools and techniques available for trade finance risk distribution

List the major benefits and challenges that each distribution form presents.

Explain how regulatory and legal compliance impact the distribution function.

Describe some of the historic structured transactions used in trade risk distribution.

Describe how the application of risk distribution techniques has changed.

List key factors that impact upon the effectiveness of distribution.

Describe how the markets for different forms of distribution compare.

Analyse where market gaps are presenting risk distribution opportunities.

Describe various operational risks that may arise.


Access period

12 months


3 hours


Parent Certificate





Who should take this course?

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as relationship management, credit and compliance, but with an interest in trade finance.



Joshua Cohen

Managing Director, Mayer & Co

Joshua Cohen is a recognised expert in risk distribution and risk mitigation. With over 25 years of professional experience in Europe and Asia, Joshua has established and led successful distribution teams in bond, loan and trade finance asset classes.

Joshua is the former chair of Bankers Association for Finance and Trade’s
Liquidity Working Group, and the Global Head of Liability and RWA Management at Standard Chartered Bank. Mr Cohen has broad knowledge of the challenges facing transaction banking business lines, especially with respect to managing the capital, liquidity and credit appetite required to run a successful and high returning trade finance portfolio in a global bank.

Introduction to Trade Risk Distribution - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 5 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • 14 assessment questions to test your knowledge
  • Eight animated explainer videos
  • Downloadable glossary for offline reference
  • Certificate of completion


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