Introduction to Trade Finance

Course code : TF 101-1

On completion of the course you will have developed a good foundational understanding of global trade and how companies settle their cross border commercial activities, what their basic needs are, identify the risks as well as instruments available to mitigate those risks.

The case study will provide you with “real-life” situations and allow you to apply the content and knowledge you have acquired during this course, specifically showcasing the logic and ease of trade finance products and which ones to use under various circumstances.

Number of teaching lessons : 11 Modules Duration : 3 hours
Level : 1 Language: English
Credit category : 3

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.

This eLearning course is part of the Global Trade Certificate (GTC) and includes a self-assessment tool to help you prepare for the final examination of the GTC.

However, please note you will only be able to take the final exam and recieve the certificate if you purchase the full Global Trade Certficate course. You will not be able to take the exam if you make multiple, separate purchases of individual courses that together make up the GTC.

The pass grade for the GTC exam is set at 70%.

Module 1 Relationship Between Trade and Trade Finance

Module 2 Introduction to Trade Finance

Module 3 What is Trade?

Module 4 What are the Risks in Cross Border Commercial Activities?

Module 5 Trade Finance as Working Capital Management

Module 6 How do Companies Settle their Cross Border Commercial Activities?

Module 7 Commercial Contract Settlement – Documents

Module 8 What are the Trade Finance Solution Sets

Module 9 Trade Market Infrastructure

Module 10 Case Study

Module 11 Assessment

Founder & Managing Director of CTT – Cotti Trade & Treasury

CTT is a boutique consulting firm in the trade finance & treasury space. Daniel has 30+ years’ experience in this 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).