Designed to enhance professional competencies, the SMU Advanced Certificate: Corporate Banking Solutions (IBF Level 2) programme focuses on attaining a deeper understanding of different corporate banking solutions that meet the more complex banking needs of corporate clients. 

Benchmarked to industry best practices under the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Standards framework, the programme covers key aspects of project financing, treasury risk management and debt capital markets solutions. Facilitated by faculties with
both banking and corporate experiences, participants can look forward to gaining insights from case discussions on real-life applications.

The broader perspectives will provide competitive advantages to corporate bankers when pitching to C-suite executives, to achieve greater share of corporate client’s wallet for the bank. Senior bankers, industry veterans and/or consultants will also be invited to share their perspectives and insights on the trends and developments on the banking landscape in Asia, and their implications for financial institutions. For program details, please click here: https://fti.smu.edu.sg/cbs_main

 
Who Should Attend

- Relationship managers, sales & marketing team who service corporate clients with complex needs
- Corporate bankers performing a specialist function focusing on credit risk analysis, transactional banking, etc.
- Professionals in middle and back office of banks, in functions such as audit, legal, compliance and operations, who are responsible for the execution and risk management of complex facilities
- Corporate treasurers, project sponsors, financiers, public sector professionals who are involved in financing infrastructure projects


 

Takeaways

  •  Overview of international trade financing
  •  Key risks in trade financing
  •  Governing rules and documentation for international trade finance
  •  Mechanism of different methods of payment and their inherent risks
  •  Applications of documentary collections and documentary credits
  •  Structuring suitable credit lines to meet clients’ financing needs and mitigate credit risks
     

 

Certification

Participants who successfully complete the course and pass all the assessments will be issued the SMU Advanced Certificate: Corporate Banking Solutions (IBF Level 2) 

Type of Course

Classroom

Category

Finance, Financial IT and Risk Management

Credit Units

 

Instructional Methods and Expectations

Lectures, Discussions, Exercises

Fees


SGD $8,050 (excluding GST)
SGD $2,400 (net of 70% IBF-STS funding, excluding GST)



IBF-STS Funding

IBF-STS Funding of 70% is available to eligible institutions and qualified individuals subject to a cap of S$7,000 per participant per programme. Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above are eligible for 90% co-funding
of direct training costs, subject to the existing grant caps. For terms and conditions, please click here: https://www.ibf.org.sg/programmes/Pages/IBF-STS.aspx


SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/ for the User Guide on how to claim for
SkillsFuture Credit. Claim should be submitted via http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.


Union Training Assistance Program (UTAP)

NTUC members are eligible for UTAP funding at 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year. For application, terms and conditions, please click here.

 

Prerequisites


This programme is designed for participants who have completed the foundation programme for Corporate Banking (IBF Level 1), or show proof of competency at the foundation level. Corporate banking professionals should preferably have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience.
 

Course Dates


5 Aug - 21 Oct

Classes held on Sats from 9am – 4pm
 

Adam Wong          

Adam Wong is a veteran corporate and consumer banking professional, with over 24 years’ experience. He held senior positions in banks including DBS Bank, American Express and Standard Chartered Bank with focus on SME banking, Cash Management, Corporate Banking and Trade Finance.

Adam has over 20 years training experience in the design and delivery of programmes in Credit Analysis, Trade Finance and Cash Management. A passionate trainer with consistently good reviews, Adam has a flair of making complex concepts easy to
understand, and sharing interesting and useful tips relevant for application in work practices.


Goh Chong Theng


Goh Chong Theng is a banking veteran with over 28 years’ experience across banks such as Rabobank, ABN Amro, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank, in Singapore and the US. He held senior management positions in corporate and capital markets, responsible for business units such as trade and commodity finance, loan syndication, investment banking advisory and global financial markets.

Chong Theng


Chong Theng is currently the Corporate Finance Director of an Indonesian conglomerate. In his previous roles, Chong Theng conducted training in wallet-sizing for relationship managers. He holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting from McGIll University.


Kelvin Loo


Kelvin Loo has over 13 years’ banking experience in corporate advisory of global financial markets. He has extensive experience structuring multi-products and cross-asset risk management treasury solutions including large-scale M&A transactions for large corporates. Kelvin joined the corporate sector in 2009 as CFO of a listed REIT, overseeing capital and risk management strategy.

Kelvin has been actively engaged in financial trainings for about 15 years. He holds a Master of Finance from the Macquarie University. He is also a Chartered Accountant.