*SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance
Recent high profile fraud cases involving commodity financing highlights the challenges faced by financial institutions in financing commodity trades. Given the diversity, complexity and substantial size of commodity trades, professionals involved in the commodity trading and financing value chain need to possess specialised knowledge to manage their risk exposures and avoid huge losses.
Facilitated by industry veterans, the SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance course adopts a case-study learning approach to share practical insights on market nuances, pitfalls, risk mitigation and controls.
Coverage includes the financing of oil, metal and agricultural products using structures such as shipment sales, pre-payment, pre-export, receivables, warehouse receipts and tolling. Participants will learn to identify and assess potential risks, formulate mitigation and be cognizant of the legal environment and documentary requirements.
|Programme Code||SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance: P151026NSM|
Who Should Attend
Module 1.1: Building Blocks of Structured Trade & Commodity Finance
Module 1.2: Prepayment Financing
Module 2: Transactional Financing of Bulk Commodities
Module 3: Borrowing Based & Export Receivable Financing
Module 4: Reserve Based Lending & Tolling Finance
Module 5: Commodity Repo & Warehouse Receipt Financing
Module 6: Trade Credit Insurance
Assessment & Certification
Upon successful completion of the assessment, candidates will be awarded the SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance.
Type of Course
Finance and Risk Management
Fees & Funding
S$6,800 (excl. GST)
Basic degree with relevant experience in trade financing
For enquiries, please contact Chiew Yee at 6828 0971, Jaclyn at 6828 0254 or email email@example.com
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Angela Wei has over 18 years experience in banks and commodity trading companies. She held senior management roles with Commerzbank and ANZ Bank before moving to Cargill Singapore as the Director of Asia Structuring for its Trade and Structured Finance business. She recently joined Bank of China as Head of the Commodity Business Unit. Angela has an MBA from Imperial College and a degree in Economics & Law.
Bernadette Cenzon was involved in structuring and financing of commodity trade transactions since 1987. In a banking career that spanned over 20 years, she held various senior management and advisory positions for European banks such as Natixis Banque, Rabobank, Fortis and Credit Agricole Indosuez. She has extensive experience in setting up structured trade desks in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as structuring cross border and syndicated deals in Asia.
Mihir Taparia is a senior executive with over 35 years’ of financial, commercial and corporate development experience. The last 25 years was spent in South East Asia with PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama and Gulf Canada, where he was involved in the development, financing and structuring of mega greenfield projects in Indonesia in the energy space. He also advised on the listing of an Indonesian coal mine on SGX Catalist in 2014 and was Independent Director of the listed entity, Resources Prima Group Limited, for fifteen months before establishing his corporate finance firm in Singapore for advising companies on their corporate development initiatives including corporate restructuring, fundraising and M&A activities.
Poon Churn-Yuen is a senior risk and trade finance professional, specializing in commodities. He has over 18 years of experience in credit, structured trade finance and risk management. He started his career in the banking industry, before moving to the corporate sector in late 1999, where he held various management positions in BHP Billiton, Titan Petrochemicals and Chevron Texaco. In 2011, he established his own consultancy firm that focus on advisory services on commodity finance for Asia-based clients in metals, energy and petroleum products.
Yong Meng was a veteran banker with a distinguished career spanning over 30 years. He started his career in commercial banking with UOB, before moving on to head up trade and commodity finance desks for European banks such as AMRO Bank, Rabobank and Fortis. He rejoined UOB in 2002, and was instrumental in building up the bank’s lead among the local banks in structured trade and commodity finance business. He retired from banking in 2008, but remains actively engaged in providing consultancy services to banks and trading houses.