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Loan & Transaction Structuring Masterclass

Learn and understand how key credit risk elements can be used effectively to ensure corporate client borrowing needs are matched and serviced by the appropriate bank loan facility

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A one-day course

Part One

Session 1: Introduction to Credit Risk

  • What is credit risk?
  • The different types of credit risk
    • Sovereign
    • Corporate
    • Retail
    • Systemic
    • Counterparty
    • The current credit and lending environment
    • Risk appetite statements and their impact on credit and lending strategy
  • Risk appetite statements and their impact on credit strategy
  • The three methods of calculating credit risk, standardised, foundation and advanced IRB (will change in 2025)
  • Why do we structure deals?
  • The impact of IFRS 9

Case study/ Example to illustrate the above

Session 2:  Lending Refresher  – overview

  • Definitions & basic lending principles
  • Lending policies, lending strategies, lending systems
  • Data/information collection
  • Approvals, security, drawdowns
  • Management & monitoring systems

Case Study/Exercise: Several of each throughout the session

Session 3: The Working Capital / Cash Conversion Cycle

  • How do we define working capital/cash conversion cycle
  • Structuring loans against a repayment source
  • Very important in trade finance and receivables finance
  • Understanding the mechanics
  • Seasonal or non-recurring cycles
  • The role of bank loans
  • The role of the overdraft
  • Understanding break-even analysis
  • Understanding banker’s cash flows
  • How to lend to support the cycle
  • When an overdraft becomes a medium-term loan by default
  • Managing multiple cycles

Case study/ Example to illustrate the above

Session 4: The Basic Principles of Lending

  • Appraisal techniques
  • Credit assessment
  • Business clients
  • Corporate Clients
  • Private Wealth Clients
  • Trade Finance
  • Group credit appraisal
  • Development finance
  • Project finance

Case study/Example to illustrate the above

Part Two

Session 5: Structuring by establishing the borrowers actual needs

  • Why structure? What is the benefit
  • Examples of loan structuring
  • The lending safety versus commercial attraction credit risk dilemma
  • Short, medium and long-term loans funding needs
  • Short medium and long-term lending products
  • SWOT analysis
  • Basic principles
  • Data collection, refining and perfection
  • Evaluation – back testing
  • Selecting the appropriate lending mix in practice
  • What goes wrong?
Case Study/Exercise: Several of each throughout the session

Session 6: The different lending maturities & structures

  • Examining the risks for different loan structuring maturities
  • Short term finance
  • Medium term finance
  • Long term finance
  • Working capital finance
  • Trade finance
  • Project finance
  • The risks
  • Best practice
  • What goes wrong? How do we spot this soon enough?
Case study/Example to illustrate the above

Session 7: Lending structures

  • Structured Finance
  • Different types and maturities
  • Innovations
    • Borrowing base
    • Asset backed lending
    • Repos
    • Reverse factoring
    • UPAS
    • Project finance
    • Receivables and invoice financing
    • Non-recourse deals
  • Matching lending to cash flow
  • Matching lending to the use of funds
  • Management and monitoring systems
Case study/ Example to illustrate the above

Session 8: Security & Documentation

  • Security does not improve the repayment source which is always the underlying deal
  • Risk transfer
  • The importance of guarantees
  • Type of security
  • What documentation do we need?
  • Best practice
  • Covenants
  • Undertakings
  • Key clauses
  • Managing the loan structuring and pricing
  • Regular scrutiny
  • What goes wrong?
Case study/ Example to illustrate the above

Session 9: Following Our Money

  • Why is this necessary?
  • How do we do it?
  • The role of the CRM
  • The role of Credit & Risk Management
  • Systems, Processes
  • Best practice
  • What goes wrong?
Case study/ Example to illustrate the above

Session 10: Course conclusion

  • Summary
  • Course win up
  • Open forum

The Loan & Transaction Structuring Masterclass trainer had a highly successful, long and varied “fast track” career in Lloyds Bank which led him to a very senior management position in the bank’s private Commercial Banking and then the Corporate Banking Divisions. He was then “head hunted” to join a merchant bank at main board director level to oversee the private banking and wealth management offering to the group’s major and prestigious clients. He now has over 40 years of experience in the UK banking and financial services sector.

He has been a freelance risk management training consultant since retiring and is currently an external Master Training at both HSBC and Bank of China where he has delivered major risk projects. He is an accomplished global trainer and has delivered extensive programmes in the UK, USA, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

He is a highly adaptive, hands-on and highly sought-after facilitator who always receives excellent feedback from delegates. He is comfortable training at any level of seniority and experience, from “black belts” to novices. His expertise includes but is not limited to Risk Management, Trade Finance, Regulatory Compliance, FCC & AML and all aspects of Private & Retail Banking. He is also a highly experienced soft skills trainer and has completed numerous “train the trainer” assignments.

  • Identify the key elements of credit risk
  • Understand the working capital cycle of a business loan structure
  • Measure, quantify and evaluate the actual borrowing needs of the client (lend them what they need as opposed to what they want or think they need).
  • Assess the risk of transactional lending the client what they need
  • Understand the difference between short, medium- and long-term loans and the risk profiles
  • Analyse the cash flows – the source of our repayment over the length of the loan payment structure
  • Select the most appropriate lending structure
  • Decide whether security is required
  • Select appropriate documentation and loan covenants to manage the bank loan transaction
  • Learn how ongoing management of thebank loan structure is vital
  • Be clear that the practice of “following the bank’s money” must always be implemented

  • The Loan & Transaction Structuring course is delivered by a highly experienced trainer, with a superb track record and who currently is a Master Trainer in all types of risk at the world’s largest global bank
  • It is packed with real-life case studies and highly interactive discussion groups.
  • The Course Director is a former lending banker who retired at main board level and in common with all successful executives made some mistakes and at times lost some money on the way to the top. Sharing this real-world experience with delegates will make the credit training for bankers more interesting and we believe, more meaningful
  • Redcliffe has been delivering quality training for over 20 years and we are proud of our first-class reputation and professionalism
  • We are always judged by our results and feedback from delegates to date has always been excellent

This Loan & Transaction Structuring Masterclass is a ‘must know’ for:

  • Senior and top managers seeking to gain a better understanding of their responsibilities in this area
  • Credit, Compliance & Risk Officers who are charged with overseeing and managing credit risk
  • Department Heads, Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • Client Relationship Teams
  • Internal Audit staff responsible for reviewing credit exposures
  • Delegates seeking a better understanding of the attractions of loan structuring and how it might improve credit risk
  • Anyone involved or with an interest in credit risk and loan and transaction structuring seeking either a refresher wishing to acquire new skills.

A one day interactive workshop-style Loan & Transaction Structuring course, aimed at mid-level corporate bankers, analysts, product and client servicing and support teams wanting to gain an understanding of how credit assessment, loan transaction structuring, cash flow analysis, mortgage banking training, structuring in banking, transaction financing, structuring mortgage loans, commercial loan structure, structuring financial transactions, corporate loan structuring, and loan covenants can be used effectively to ensure client borrowing needs are matched and serviced by the appropriate bank facility.

Participants are not expected to be lending experts but a basic understanding of bank lending products and experience of some lending exposures would be helpful.

  • The instructor had a high enthusiasm for the content

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