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.
The certification course consists of 6 modules. Classes are delivered using a combination of lectures and case discussions to drive home key learning points. Participants will need to complete a take-home case assignment at the end of the course. Candidates who have successfully passed all assessments will be awarded the SMU Executive Certificate in Structured Trade & Commodity Finance.