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Mitigating Risks in International Trade Finance and Structuring Optimal Trade Lines
  • Overview
  • Objectives & Outline
  • Methodology
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainer
  • Overview
    PROGRAMME DETAILS

    DATE

    15 - 16 April 2020

    TIME

    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    VENUE

    Asian Banking School

    This is a case driven programme that will provide participants with a deep understanding of the various risks facing the bank in a trade transaction. It also focuses on the computation of the optimal trade finance lines for credit approval purposes.

    LEARNING LEVEL
    Intermediate
    PROGRAMME FEE

    AICB MEMBER

    MYR

    2,800*

    / PAX

    NON-MEMBER

    MYR

    3,300*

    / PAX

    *Subject to 6% Service Tax

  • Objectives & Outline
    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the credit and compliance risks for the bank when the customer trades using different methods of payment
    • Spot potential financial crime risks from the trade documents
    • Achieve a deep understanding of the process through visualising actual documents
    • Advise clients on the pitfalls and risk mitigation of a trade transaction
    • Structure optimal trade finance lines to meet the requirements of the client and minimise the regulatory capital requirement
    • Understand the various legal aspects relating to the bank’s roles under a LC transaction
    PROGRAMME OUTLINE

    Challenges faced by banks in relation to trade finance.

    • Regulatory capital
    • Regulatory compliance

    Risks faced by trading parties

    How International Commercial Terms impact the bank’s risk

    Overview on other related rules for international trade finance products

    Essential documents in international trade finance and how they impact the bank’s credit and compliance risks
    • Commercial
    • Official
    • Transport
    • Insurance
    • Financial

    Identifying risks in different methods of payments and their related financing instruments
    • Open account
    • Payment in advance
    • Documentary collection
    • Documentary credit
    • Legal aspects of LCs impacting the banks

    Bonds, guarantees and standby LCs
    • On demand vs surety bonds
    • Bonds commonly used in projects
    • Guarantees vs SBLC
    • Risks of shipping guarantees

    Determining the amount of working capital required
    • Determining the trade cycle
    • Computing the cash requirement

    Structuring import financing lines under different methods of payment

    Structuring export financing lines under different methods of payment

    Structuring FX lines

    Structuring LC lines


  • Methodology

    Lecture, case studies and discussions

  • Participant Profile

    Senior credit analysts, senior credit approvers, relationship managers, front line staff and bankers who need to understand and analyse the risk of trade finance transactions

  • Trainer

    ADAM WONG

    Adam is an adjudicator of the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre in Singapore, Affiliated Faculty of Singapore Management University and Associate lecturer in Singapore Institute of Management. He has conducted workshops for bank participants in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bahrain, Shanghai, Sri Lanka and Pakistan and is one of the few successful developers of training programmes accredited under the Institute of Banking and Finance Standards.

    He was previously a General Manager with Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore and Hong Kong), Director of Corporate Banking at the American Express Bank, Head of Cash Management and Trade Sales for DBS Bank Group and Vice President Director of a joint venture bank in Indonesia. He is credited with significantly growing global banks' SME assets by 450% over a 3-year period in Singapore and doubled the trade finance business in Hong Kong within a year. He also started a new cash management business for a leading bank in Asia and grew it to a multi-billion business annually.

    Adam is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Singapore), Fellow Certified Public Accountant (Australia), Certified Professional Trainer IPMA(UK), Certified Credit Risk Management Professional, member of the Institute of Directors (Singapore) and member of the Association of Professional Trainers.


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