2 day Masterclass

Commodities Trading


Commodities Trading And Risk Management.

The course objective will provide you with an overview of Commodity Trade Finance and risk management techniques, in particular as they apply to the world of agricultural and commodity trade.

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Learn from an instructor with practical and analytical experience in the private sector and international agencies

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Gain commodity trade expertise with a global focus

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Unique access to documentation and contracts


You will be exposed to available (including rating agency) approaches to assessing the trading and performance risks  of banks’ commodity trading portfolios and Commodity Trading Companies. The course will be highly interactive with a range of practical case studies and exercises. 

In just 2 days you will:

  • Understand international commodity markets and their integration with the global economy, key players and statistics
  • Identify types of commodities, uses and how they are traded through commodity agreements
  • Examine different price patterns and analyse their driving factors
  • Manage shipping and pricing risks through freight and derivative markets
  • Hedge and trade positions in the commodity market

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Agriculture & Commodities Producers
  • Government Departments (Agriculture & Mining)
  • Shipping Companies
  • Exporters & Importers of Commodities
  • Banks
  • Stockbrokers
  • Private Equity Firms
  • AgriFunds
  • Investors
  • Pension & Hedge Funds
  • Development Banks
  • Investment Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • ETF & Index Providers
  • Law Firms
  • Consultants

Who will attend:

  • C-Level Executives: CFOs, CIOs, COOs
  • Investment Officers & Traders
  • Trade Finance
  • Commodity Traders
  • Credit & Equity Analysts
  • Business Development & Sales

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • Documentary Issues and commodity contracts
  • Case Study: INCOTERMS
  • Case Study: Reading a commodity contract from the bank’s standpoint
  • Bank financing of commodity trade
  • Working Capital Financing
  • Case Study: Impact of Basel Agreements for banks on commodity trade finance
  • Establishing bank security interests/collateral management/pledges
  • Case Study: How to Use Warehouse and Tank Receipts
  • Pledges of warehoused goods – legal aspects
  • Impact of Basel 3 on commodity trade finance
  • Alternative methods of commodity trade finance
  • Case Study: Structuring a non-bank commodity trade finance deal in an emerging market
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Case Study: Financing of Agricultural Exports by ECAs
  • Key Risks in commodity trade and their management
  • Case Study: Volatility, Default and other issues for international commodity and agricultural trade
  • Case Study: Analysing the commodity trade credit portfolio of a bank
  • Group Exercise: A bank-financed commodity trade dispute and the positions of the parties
  • Case Study: Applying derivative products to manage a commodity trade finance deal
  • Analysing the Credit Portfolio of Commodity Trading Companies
  • Case Study: Analysis of CTC risk in commodity derivative transactions
  • Case Study: Rating Agency analysis of CTC performance
  • Group Exercise: How risky is your investment? A worked group exercise on investment in a CTC
  • Wrap

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


We can come to you too! If you have a team of six or more, why not hold a private course? Our experts come to you and the course is tailored to your requirements.

Call +44 (0)20 7092 1045 (United Kingdom)
or emma-jane.dinan@terrapinn.com (Asia Pacific)
for more details


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