CTFP® : Certified Trade Finance Professional

CTFP is administered by AAIFM (The American Association for Investment and Financial Management); one of the most renowned associations for banking and financial services, financial management, risk management, corporate control and investment in the United States. By earning CTFP candidates demonstrate that they have mastered the trade and corporate finance body of knowledge, obtained the skills of trade finance, and committed to AAIFM core values and code of ethics. Earning your CTFP designation not only broadens your skill set, it demonstrates a standardized level of industry knowledge, making you a recognized leader in trade and corporate finance.

CTFP Certification Preparation

If you are studying in order to prepare for the CTFP exam; AAIFM provides candidates with training sessions for many of the exam questions. AAIFM also provide thorough training for the exam modules using its learning system through authorized training providers and prometric centers worldwide.

AAIFM CTFP Recertification

Once you have passed the CTFP exam and received your certification, you will need to stay up to date on developments in corporate finance practices. To prove you have maintained and updated your trade and corporate finance knowledge and skills, AAIFM requires that you recertify every 4 years. (please refer to recertification for more info)

Requirements:

  • A passing score on the CTFP Examination.
  • Bachelor Degree in any field and;
  • A minimum of two years experience in any related area (corporate finance, trade finance, corporate control, financial management…).
  • A Minimum of 30 hours of corporate finance approved training.

Exam Format:

The CTFP (Certified Corporate Finance Professional) examination is a 3-hour exam, Case study analysis and multiple essay questions examinations. The exam is given in booklet form.

Exam Outline:

  1. What Is International Corporate Finance?
  2. Exchange Rates Regimes
  3. Yesterday and Yesteryear: History of the International Monetary System
  4. The Balance of Payments
  5. The Foreign Exchange Market
  6. Interest Rate Arbitrage and Parity
  7. Currency Futures, Options, and Swaps
  8. The International Financial Sector and the Dynamics of Global Capital Markets
  9. Sourcing Equity Globally
  10. Sourcing Debt from Global Bond Markets
  11. International Trade Financing
  12. Asian Finance and Banking
  13. Islamic Banking and Finance
  14. The Case for Foreign Exchange Risk Management
  15. Forecasting Exchange Rates
  16. Managing Transaction Exposure
  17. Managing Translation Exposure
  18. Managing Economic Exposure
  19. Foreign Market Entry Strategies and Country Risk Management
  20. International Capital Budgeting
  21. Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
  22. Project Finance
  23. Global Investing
  24. International Control Conundrum
  25. Managing the Multinational Financial System

Inquiries:

Please e-mail us at info@aaifm.org for any other inquiries. For international candidates; please contact our authorized representatives in your region.

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