• Everything you ALWAYS wanted to know about trade finance

    But were afraid to ask...

  • EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADE FINANCE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

    - GOVER TRADE TECHNOLOGIES -

    Hugo Verschoren

    I do have a lot of passions. Trade Finance being one of them...

    I started my career as a banker in 1978 in the Letter of Credit department at (at that time) BBL in Antwerp.

    Early nineties I moved to corporate sales.

    Payments and Cash Management, Financial Markets (from simple forward contracts to exotic interest rate currency swaps and options) and, yes, Trade Finance were the products in my shop window.

     

    In 1996 I moved to the Port of Antwerp as Corporate Relationship manager. Forwarders, shipping companies and other players in the port were my customers. Each with their special needs for banking and specialised lending.

    I did not suffer from the millennium bug at all when I returned into the Trade Finance business in the year 2000. At first in Brussels, afterwards on ING Group level in Amsterdam.

     

    Product and risk management, implementation of back office and front office systems, corporate sales, expert advice, management, ... These things do not have that many secrets for me.

     

    Since more than 10 years I'm also active in the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce as a Technical Advisor and I'm involved in working groups about Regulatory Advocacy, Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Payment Obligation, Digitisation, the Uniform Rules for Digital Trade and the ICC Trade Register.

     

    I'm a currently a member of the ICC National Trade Finance Committee in Belgium and I chaired the Dutch ICC National Trade Finance Committee when I was based in Amsterdam. Pas mal comme petit Belge, n'est-ce pas?

     

    After wandering around through many areas of BBL and ING it was time to spend the rest of my career in servicing the Trade Finance community as an independent expert and consultant. This gave rise to goVer Trade Technologies.

     

    Nice to know: The Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBLP) awarded me the title of 'LC Professional of 2018'!

     

    There is more to read on my LinkedIn profile.

    Photo: John Journey

    THIS PASSION IS MY PROFESSION.

    AND MY PROFESSION IS MY PASSION!

     

             

                          

                     

                   

                          

  • EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADE FINANCE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

    - Activities -

    Training and education

    BEGINNERS

    • Risks in international trade
    • Documentary Credits
    • Documentary Collections
    • Bank Guarantees
    • Standby LCs

    Training and education

    ADVANCED LEVEL

    • UCP600
    • ISBP745
    • ISP98
    • ICC Opinions and DocDex resolutions
    • Letters of Credit Advanced:
      • Honour and negotiation
      • Transferable LCs
      • Back-to-Back LCs
      • ...
    • Bank Guarantees and SBLCs Advanced
    • Documentary Collections Advanced
    • ISP98 vs UCP600 for Standby Letters of Credit
    • Case studies
    • Documents used in Trade

    Training and education

    OTHERS

    • Selling Trade Finance
    • Compliance and Trade Finance
    • Incoterms® 2020 (ICC Registered Trainer)
    • Bank Payment Obligation
    • Electronic B/Ls, Distributed Ledger Techniques, ...
    • Other payment techniques
    • Basel II and III and Trade Finance:
    • Risk Mitigation techniques
    • Financing around Letters of Credit: Pre- and post financing techniques
    • On the job training for employees active with Trade Finance instruments

    And many others...

    Taylor-made solutions offered on demand.

     

    A class room training has some advantages such as the interaction between trainer and participants and participants amongst each other.
    Also, unlimited Q&A moments are possible and make a session a lively and efficient experience.

    However, given the current circumstances, webinars can be a viable alternative in some cases and can be discussed.

    CONFERENCES

    I have attended and spoken at many conferences all over the globe where I've been able to forge my experience in Trade Finance through debates and meetings. So, by sharing information.

    I therefore like to share my world-wide experience with you about all subjects above and all subjects around Trade Finance and Foreign Trade.

    Consultancy and advice

    • Expert advice during contract negotiations, deal execution, projects, etc.
    • Legal advice and expert witness.

    References

         

       

       

         

    goVer Trade Technologies Ltd.

    Registered Office:
    New address since October 2021:

    Vaderlandstraat 96

    B-2610 Antwerp
    Belgium
    Legal Register (RPR) Antwerp 0717.884.627

    BV (Limited company) registered in Belgium under Belgian law.

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  • EVERYTHING YOU always WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TRADE FINANCE BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

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