The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy has launched
seven new e-courses for its members. They range in topics from capital and
pricing to distributor finance and each provides professionals, worldwide, with
a fundamental and practical understanding of trade finance basics.

Delivered via a dynamic digital platform and designed by
industry experts,
ICC Academy
e-courses meet the growing need of banking and finance practitioners for
industry-relevant training.  The
flexibility and convenience of online  courses will mean participants can select
courses individually or as part of a tailored package in preparation for the
Global Trade Certificate (GTC).

Recognized internationally by financial institutions, corporations,
governments and regulators, the GTC has been designed to enhance expertise in
the area of trade finance and supports professional progression within both the
financial and corporate sectors.

is a brief look at each of the seven e-courses:

to Trade Finance

What risks do companies face when trading and what instruments
are available to mitigate them?

Participants can learn the answers to these questions and more
while gaining a solid understanding of basic skills in relation to trade
finance products. To bridge the gap between theory and practice, case studies
are used to develop confidence and ensure individuals can successfully
structure solutions to best meet their client
s’ needs.

to Documentary Credits

There is no better way to learn how documentary credits
facilitate trade than with the help of a leading professional with over 25
years of experience. Alexander Malaket, Co-Chair of the ICC Academy Academic
Committee, takes participants through the essentials of this unique financial
instrument and explains how it can be adapted to a range of market conditions
and to meet an array of client needs.

to Collections

Learn how Documentary Collections function and their value to
importers and exporters with this introductory course developed by industry
specialist, Carlo Di Ninni, a consultant at ICC Italy. This course walks
participants through the cycle of Documentary Collections in order to visualize
the role and perspective of the Relationship Manager in a financial institution,
in addition to the risks and documents involved.

to Guarantees

From a summary of what guarantees entail to realistic case
studies and assessment, this course builds participants comprehension of
guarantees and their evolution. Developed by ICC Academy expert, Andrea
Hauptmann, Head of the Guarantees Department at Raiffeisen Bank International,
the course underscores the importance of using correct terminology and helps
participants to acquire a firm grasp of the abstract and documentary nature of
the guarantee.

to Capital and Pricing

Banking and risk management expert, Krishnan Ramadurai, puts
participants through their paces with this course that provides an introduction
to the Basel 3 Rules on Capital Adequacy. From learning the difference between Capital
and Risk-weighted assets (RWA) to deciphering the pricing of trade products
from a regulatory capital and RWA perspective, this course allows participants
to develop an understanding of capital and pricing and contributes to an
appreciation of governance.

to Distributor Finance

Step into the world of Distributor Finance with former banker Charles
Bryant, as he explains the main varieties of this financing option and  its potential suitability for major
manufacturers, exporters and their international distributor networks.

to Cross Border Trade

Recognized specialist in international
trade and trade finance, Alexander Malaket, is back again as he goes through
the basics of global trade. Starting with the understanding of international
trade and ending with a look into the future as the global trade environment
evolves, this course gives participants a solid knowledge of mechanisms,
dynamics and key issues around international trade, commercial considerations
in the pursuit of business across borders, as well as the linkages between
trade, financing and international development.

of the ICC Academy have access to a broad range of e-courses and professional
development tools—as well as exclusive networking opportunities to support
career development. To learn more about how to become an ICC Academy Member, please