"This book is required reading for everyone interested in building viable trade financing schemes even in challenging environments."
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA)
Are you interested in learning more about the complex area of structured trade finance?
Structured Trade Finance (STF) is a highly specialised area of trade finance that has evolved directly from practice. As it grows and becomes more complex in an increasingly risk-based regulatory environment, there is a need for more detailed guidance on the subject.
Foundations of Structured Trade Finance will provide you with exactly this. Written by Dr Oramah — President of Afreximbank and a professional who played an important role in the evolution of STF — this report will:
• Address the philosophical foundations and risks associated with structured trade finance
• Provide step-by-step guidance on how deals can be structured
• Outline the scope of coverage outside the confines of commodities
• Examine real life case studies and draw out lessons that can be learned from these
STF has proven itself as an effective instrument for attracting trade finance to those regions that receive limited trade finance and which lag behind in trade and economic performance. Ensure you're aware of the risks associated with it.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Trade finance flows to developing countries
Chapter 3: Structured trade finance – Conceptual foundation, origins, and definitions
Chapter 4: Essential steps in structured trade finance
Chapter 5: Structured trade finance in action (1) – Typical commodity-type deal structures
Chapter 6: Structured trade finance in action (2) – Deviations from typical commodity-type trade finance deal structures
Chapter 7: Extension to non-physical commodities
Chapter 8: Pricing structured trade finance transactions
Chapter 9: Operational risk issues in structured trade finance
Chapter 10: Living the structure –Lessons of real life experience
Chapter 11: Summary and conclusion