The Trade Finance Guide was created in partnership with FCIB—The Finance, Credit, and International Business Association—a prominent business educator of credit and risk management professionals in exporting companies ranging in size from multinational to SMEs. FCIB's parent, the National Association of Credit Management, is a non-profit organization that represents nearly 16, 000 businesses in the United States and is one of the world's largest credit organizations. This Trade Finance Guide was also created in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank), the International Factoring Association, the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas, and BAFT-IFSA, the association for organizations actively engaged in international transaction banking. (BAFT-IFSA was formed by the merger of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) and the International Financial Services Association (IFSA)).
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Where to Learn More about Trade Finance
For more advanced trade finance training, FCIB offers the 13-week International Credit and Risk Management online course, which was developed with a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2001.
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May 2, 2013— FCIB and the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration May 1, 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase awareness in the U.S. business community, particularly among small and medium-sized businesses, about exporting and the tools and resources our organizations provide to help them succeed.
Were u a trading assistant or trade support guy?
How did you get into that industry initially. Do they require a finance degree? I have a MIS degree. I also took pretty much all the finance courses available back in my college. But I can't find a computer job now. Very interested in what you did before. Could you tell me more about your line of works?
I am a financial news junkie and pretty analystic. Love more about macroeconomic subjects than microeconomic ones. Which field of trade support are better for my background? Fixed Income or Foreign Exchange maybe?
Hi, Lorettainwarwick,,,could you help?
Hi, sorry to bother you. I saw your post below. And very interested in what you did. were you a a trading assistant or in trade support? How did you get into that industry initially? Do they require a finance degree? I have a MIS degree. I also took pretty much all the finance courses available back in my college. But I can't find a computer job now. Very interested in what you did before. Could you tell me more about your line of works?
I am a financial news junkie and pretty analystic. Love more about macroeconomic subjects than microeconomic ones. Which field of trade support are
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Not sure if u still remember me. My background is in finance, trade desk administration to be exact. love programming and trying to break into IT. Took quite a few comp sci courses and did very well back in college. Currently I am volunteering as a helpdesk and desktop support guy for a MIS dept of a medical center in Manhattan. The manager told me that since they are mainly dealing with healthcare info mgt system, the experience I got there wont be that useful with financial info sys, let alone trading system. I am thinking itâs a stepping stone nonetheless, since I have no commercial expoerience in IT
Then you should have taken more
Finance and math courses.
i would say you would have to go back to the colonial era. by my reckoning around the turn of the 18th century would be about the time a million bucks (which of course didn't exist then in that form, so this is an entirely imputed idea) would have the same value as half a billion dollars now. and, of course, nothing we purchase today has much similarity to what was purchased then except, perhaps, undeveloped land, commodities or other currencies (and people didn't trade currencies much in those days).