Commodity and Financial

Commodity trade Finance training

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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My scenario

by Tarter539

We'll still use the internet, but different interfaces. The internet and PC are 1 in 100 year inventions. Maybe we'll have something else but we'll probably still use it.
Secondly, we'll have more financial products. Think of something that isn't a commodity, or some way to package a derivative of a commodity and add that to the mix. In the future, more financial products.
The trading floors will be all but empty. Already happening.
We'll be able to trade on all markets around the world. States and nations will sell their namesakes to corporations in order to finance their massive deficits

What is the proper role of the Federal

by balancedbudgetnow

Title 6: Homeland Security
Title 7: Agriculture
Title 8: Aliens and Nationality
Title 9: Animals and Animal Products
Title 10: Energy
Title 11: Federal Elections
Title 12: Banks and Banking
Title 13: Business Credit and Assistance
Title 15: Commerce and Foreign Trade
Title 16: Commercial Practices
Title 17: Commodity and Securities Exchanges
Title 18: Conservation of Power and Water Resources
Title 19: Customs Duties

New York Inst of Finance Study Guide for After the Trade Is Made: An Operations Training Manual
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Commodity finance being done by Trading Houses  — Spend Matters
And banks fund these companies through trade lines, just like they fund so many hedge funds, factors, and others now interested in trade receivables. See – Shadow Banking Market grows and grows and Commodity Trade Finance – Still the Banks' Domain.

Wiley Keene on the Market: Trade to Win Using Unusual Options Activity, Volatility, and Earnings
Book (Wiley)
Wiley An Introduction to The Commodities, Energy & Transport Markets (Reuters: Our World Now)
Book (Wiley)
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011: Europe - Navigating Stormy Waters (World Economic & Financial Surveys)
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND Singapore: a Case Study in Rapid Development (Occasional Paper (Intl Monetary Fund))

Popular Q&A

A question regarding commodity trade training?

Hello all, I am looking for a suitable programme from a well recognised institute for training on commodity trade. Preferrably a distant learning course or on line course. Please let me have your valuable feed back.

Go to a public library and read an "Idiots" or "Dummies" guide to commodity trading. Don't bother with somebody else's program.

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