Supply Chain Finance Primer

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19I0908

  • Discover what supply chain finance is
  • How supply chain finance fits into today’s economic picture
  • The parties involved in supply chain finance transactions and their roles
  • Explore the supply chain finance ecosystem
  • Identify the supply chain finance mechanisms and explore their workings
  • Recognize the benefits of supply chain finance

Overview of the webinar

This session will examine the origins of supply-chain finance, the current state, and the projected future and its impact on importers, exporters, and banks.

Who should attend?


  • Credit officers
  • Risk officers
  • Relationship bankers
  • Transaction bankers
  • Product specialists, and professionals (those working in trade, export, and commodity finance)
  • Attorneys
  • Credit and collection managers
  • Presidents of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Vice presidents of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Business owners
  • Managers of supply chain, trade and finance
  • Lending professionals
  • Accountants
  • Bankers

Why should you attend?

  • The supply chain ecosystem is a complex one.
  •  Specifically true for multinational companies that operate with suppliers all over the world.
  • Supply Chain Finance relates as to how efficiently capital flows between buyers and suppliers.
  • Slow moving capital, just like slow moving inventory, creates unnecessary costs and inefficiencies in a supply chain.
  • Supply chain finance can help both buyers and suppliers
  • Understand the set of solutions that optimizes cash flow by allowing businesses to lengthen their payment terms to their suppliers while providing the option for their large and SME suppliers to get paid early

Faculty - Mr. Stanley Epstein

Stanley Epstein has a Master’s in Economics, which he earned with a dissertation on financial innovation, and a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He has had extensive experience in banking and IT specifically the operations, payments, RTGS and the operational risk aspects of banking in the UK, Europe, the USA, Australia and Southern Africa. His bank-operations, payments systems, operational risk, and clearing house experience is wide ranging and includes working closely with organizations such as UNCITRAL, Deutsche Bank and CHIPS in New York; APACS, British Bankers Association, CLS and Barclays Bank in London; Crédit Agricole in France; UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland, the central bank in the Netherlands; Alpha Bank in Greece; the central bank in Romania; the central bank in Kazakhstan; Bank Leumi and the central bank in Israel; the Standard Bank, Clearing Bankers Association; Bankserv and the central bank in South Africa and ANZ and Commonwealth Bank in Australia.


Commencing his career at the Standard Bank of South Africa he gained a thorough grounding in all aspects of banking ranging from the bank’s branch system, back-office payments processing. He was also closely involved in the development of electronic banking at the Standard Bank. At a banking industry level he was involved in the creation and development of STRATE (Central Securities Depository) in South Africa dealing with the dematerialization, clearing and settlement of all financial instruments in that country. He also served as Vice Chairman of the South African Clearing Bankers Association’s ERAG Group (an interbank payments/operations risk initiative established to identify and eliminate operational, legal and other risks in electronic payments) and later as Chairman of the Payments Association of South Africa Operational Risk Committee.

On leaving South Africa he joined Fundtech Corporation, a leading provider of financial technology based in the US.

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