Introduction to Trade Finance - eCourse

Develop a foundational understanding of global trade and how companies settle their cross border commercial activities

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

Describe what international trade is, and the physical vs. the financial supply chain.

Articulate the various scenarios and provisions to mitigate risk.

Explain the importance of trade finance solutions and the structure that governs them.

List the risks occurring in cross border commercial activities.

Apply the most relevant documents required to settle a commercial contract.


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.

Animated explainer videos

This eCourse includes 8 animated videos to help you better understand core concepts

Case study

Learning is easier with practical examples and we've included a whole lesson dedicated to a case study

Study guide

A downloadable study guide will help you recap the key points offline and access additional resources



Daniel Cotti

Managing Director, Centre of Excellence, Banking and Trade at Marco Polo Network

Daniel has 30+ years’ experience in the trade finance industry and has spent most of his career in leading roles with end-to-end management and P&L responsibility of global businesses of considerable size working for Citibank, ABN AMRO, RBS and JPMorgan. He has achieved significant growth and transformation results with all the institutions that he has worked for and was also proactively engaged with the major relevant industry associations (ICC, SWIFT, BAFT) to drive the trade finance Industry agenda forward (founding member and Head of the Advisory Board of the Banking Commission of the ICC, founding member and Head of the Global Trade Industry Council of BAFT, founding member of the Trade Services Advisory Group of SWIFT).

Introduction to Trade Finance - eCourse

Only USD $150
  • 12-months access to all 4 lessons. Repeat them as many times as you want.
  • Online and interactive - learn at your own pace
  • A case study and 12 assessment questions to test your knowledge
  • Eight animated explainer videos and 1 video lecture
  • Downloadable study guide for offline reference
  • Certificate of completion


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