GPF Executive Workshop on Trade Finance Fraud & Prevention, 15-16 May 2018, Singapore

GPF Executive Workshop on Trade Finance Fraud & Prevention, 15-16 May 2018, Singapore

& 18-19 Sept 2018, Singapore

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Dear colleagues

This introductory course will provide practical ideas to manage operational losses and reputational risk caused by trade finance fraud. Upon completion, you will be familiar with common fraudulent schemes that exist in trade finance, including red flags and triggering events that warrant further investigation. .  Participants will learn from case-studies how to mitigate risks in frauds in relation to trade.

 

Target Audience

General practitioners working in banks, corporates, or financial institutions in functions such as Relationship Management, Credit, Compliance, etc.

Course outline

Risks assessment

 

Different types of risks in trade finance

  • Micro risks
  • Transit risk
  • Country risk – The Infamous Monday in Brazil
  • Bank risk
  • Currency Exchange risk
  • Commercial risk
  • Documentary risk
  • Political Risk

 

  • Transaction Risks

 

  • Hidden risk – Fraudulent Trade Based Schemes – Case Study
  • Over-Invoicing For Goods = LONECO
    Trade Finance Fraud of the decade
  • Under Invoicing
  • Multiple Invoicing
  • Short Shipping
  • Over Shipping
  • Type of Goods
  • Phantom Shipping
  • Claim Under a Performance Bond – Who is at Fault?

 

Red Flags & Triggering Events – Examples

  • Risk indicators
  • Low Value, High Volume Serial Fraudster
  • Carousel transactions
  • Deviation frauds

Engaging Key Players

Strong and adequate investigations on  contracting parties (carriers, charterers, shipping agents, insurer, trading partners or counterparties of the customer including buyers, sellers, shippers, consignees, notifying parties,

 

Managing Communication & Reporting regarding (Case study on role of NVOCC)

  • beneficial owner, commercial operator and registered owner of the vessel involved in the transaction to trace the history of former ship owners with focus on country of residence
  • port of loading, ports-of-call and port of discharge (including whether the goods originate from, or are sold
  • trade routes proposed to be used;
  • market prices of goods such as commodities to assess if further information should be obtained where the contract price differs significantly from the market price to mitigate financial crime risk.

 

Prevention

  • Transaction Review – Sales Contract and Documentary Credit
    • Relevant information available in a DC transaction
      • Parties involved
      • Matching end buyer’s and end seller’s terms before concluding deal
    • Documents
      • Complying with terms and conditions of both import and export LC
      • Documents inconsistent among themselves
      • Information contained therein do not conflict
    • Instructions – Gript-v-boi-and-ib-2016
      • Unusual payment instruction given by buyer and seller
      • Review names in payment instructions, including names of banks
    • Trade Finance Blockchain

 

Transaction Screening  – Banque Nationale de Paris v Credit Agricole Indosuez
[2000]

  • Acceptance Letters of Credit issued by buyer
  • Lists of names, entities, persons or countries, charterers, carriers
  • Training employees for effective screening

 

Transaction Monitoring

  • To review completed or in progress transactions for presence of unusual or potential suspicious features

 

Duration: 2 days  (9.00 am – 5.00 pm)

TEACHING Methodology

lecture, case studies and Q & A

 

About the Course Director

Olivia Chan has more than 25 years of experience in stand-up lecturing and training for foreign universities, training institutes and banks in area of finance.

 

She was awarded Fellow (the highest grade of membership) by Chartered Institute of Bankers’ Council (UK) giving recognition to status in banking profession and commemorating contribution to the important area of banking education.

 

She have designed, developed and evaluated training programs for specialized finance courses to management and personnel from different sectors of industries: banks, government departments, public listed and private companies and trained more than 10,000 participants in various programs.

 

Current freelance corporate trainer for

  • Singapore Shipping Association (since 1994)
  • Dun & Bradstreet (S) Pte Ltd (since 2008)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (since 2015)
  • Singapore Business Federation (2015)

 

Previously freelance corporate trainer for

  • Institute of Banking & Finance (Since 1990)
  • Singapore Chinese Chamber Institute of Business (since 1999)
  • Export Institute of Singapore
  • University of Singapore Continuing Education Department
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore (since 2005)
  • EduAsia, Jakarta (since 1997)

 

In house training for

Banks

  1. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Zhejiang Branch
  2. Agricultural Bank of China, Suzhou and Hangzhou
  3. PT Bank Mandiri (PERSERO)Singapore Branch
  4. PT Bank Mandiri (PERSERO)Jakarta
  5. Bank of China Singapore Branch
  6. Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank AG for a delegate from Bank of China from various Chinese cities

 

Singapore Government Owned Companies

 

  1. Commercial Crime Division/CID
  2. Ministry of Defence, Defence Procurement Division
  3. Ministry of Defence Overseas Suppliers Branch
  4. ST Aerospace Systems

 

 

Public  and Private Listed Companies 

 

  1. Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Ltd
  2. Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd
  3. Kian Ho Bearings Ltd
  4. Hawker Pacific Pte Ltd
  5. Mitsui & Co
  6. Mindtrac (S) Pte Ltd
  7. iNETest Resources Pte Ltd
  8. ArcelorMittal Singapore Pte Ltd
  9. MWM Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
  10. Mitsuboshi Overseas Headquarters Private Limited
  11. Aisin Asia Pte Ltd
  12. Turbomeca Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  13. Stanley Works Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  14. Nanyang Equipment Pte Ltd
  15. Hyflux Limited
  16. Regency Steel Asia Pte Ltd
  17. Oil Spill Response Limited
  18. Fugro-TSM Pte Ltd
  19. APC Distributors (Pte) Ltd
  20. Dou Yee Group
  21. Greene, Tweed & Co. Pte Ltd
  22. EFA Group
  23. Itochu Singapore Pte Ltd
  24. Future Electronics Inc. (Distribution) Pte Ltd
  25. ST Logistics Pte Ltd
  26. Kim Seng Huat Hardware Pte Ltd
  27. Molex Singapore Pte Ltd

 

 

Costs:

On or Before 15 Apr 2018: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD2895 – Save SGD600!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD2895!

  • From 16 Apr 2018: The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

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