The emergence of Asia as an economic powerhouse has fuelled an extended rally in commodity prices. High commodity prices and buoyant consumption across Asia are boosting strong demand for structured trade and commodity finance. Banks have been quick to spot the rapidly growing market and are aggressively expanding into this market segment. Given the diversity, complexity and substantial deal sizes of commodity trades, banking and financial professionals need to possess specialized knowledge to control their risk exposures and ensure sustained profitability.
The SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to analyze, structure and present commodity financing proposals. Designed for professionals specializing in financing and risk management of commodities trading, this course adopts an industry-specific, case study approach to real-life applications of the various structures for commodity financing.
This course focuses on 3 key market segments – agricultural commodities, oil products, and metals. Case studies will analyze structured deals done in Asia to illustrate transactional and borrowing base financing, including shipment sales, warehouse receipt, tolling, pre-export and prepayment financing.
The case studies will discuss the rationale and construction of financing structures, identification of risk and mitigation, legal environment and documentation. Participants will be guided on how to combine transactional financing with structured trade finance, using tools such as insurance, warehouse receipts, hedging, top-up escalation clauses, cash margins to mitigate price volatilities, escrow collection accounts, assignments, pledges etc.
At the end of the course, participants will work on a case assignment to apply what they have learnt. Upon successful completion of the assignments, participants will be awarded the SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance.
Who Should Attend
This is an advanced level course targeted at professionals specializing in marketing, trading, financing and risk management of commodities trading. Participants are expected to have some working knowledge of traditional trade finance products such as Incoterms, shipping documentations, collections, different types of letters of credit, guarantees etc.
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