Saturday, 23 December 2017

International Trade Finance (a full course in four parts)

This course has full CPE accreditation.

The course provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding all aspects of International Trade Finance in a global context, covering the key principles, concepts, infrastructures, practices, issues, and current developments.

Although the full course is divided into four parts, which together form a complete picture of international trade, its various instruments, its operations and its financing, each part may be
studied as a stand-alone unit.

This course will be of especial interest to banking, business, and import/export professionals who wish to expand their knowledge base as well as enhance their expertise and advance their careers in
or gain a deeper understanding of the international trade finance arena.

Part 1 - Trade Finance Instruments - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Part 2 - Payment Instruments - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Part 3 - International Payment Systems - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Part 4 - Supply Chain Finance - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

For 10% discount use coupon code Citadel10 when registering.

Monday, 18 December 2017


Bitcoin’s price fluctuated around its record high of about $20,000 as the cryptocurrency began to trade on the world’s largest futures exchange. Its smooth launch on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange came with a chorus of warnings about speculative valuation. A week ago it opened on the smaller of Chicago’s futures exchanges; the CME has many times the trading volume.

Friday, 24 November 2017

On-line CPE Certified Training Courses

Citadel Advantage is proud to be associated with Illumeo, a provider of continuing education courses and webinars.

If you are one of the millions of certified professionals in the corporate world, it's critical to you, your current job, and your future career aspirations to remain certified and continuously improve your skills. For managers it’s increasingly important to hire and retain certified professionals in critical roles.

Illumeo delivers continuing education courses and webinars of the highest quality, for over two dozen of the most popular certification types for corporate professionals, at an incredibly affordable price.

Citadel Advantage is a providing a growing range of professional courses that are being marketed under the Illumeo brand.

Most of our Citadel Advantage’s Illumeo courses carry CPE credits for CPA, CPD, CMA, CFE, CGFM, CIA, CRMA.

Citadel Advantage’s two Principal Associates, Richard Barr and Stanley Epstein are both certified Illumeo instructors.

We list below titles of our growing range of on-line courses presented through Illumeo.

If you register through ourselves we are able to offer you a great 10% discount on course fees. Just use Coupon Code Citadel10 when registering.

For more information on each course and to start the registration process simply click on the course title.

Key Elements in Managing Operational Risk 

Business Continuity Planning Risk vs Reward 

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) - A Comparison of COSO & ISO 

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance 

International Trade - Part 1: Trade Finance Instruments 

International Trade - Part 2 - Payment Instruments 

International Trade - Part 3 – International Payment Systems

International Trade - Part 4 - Supply Chain Finance  

Principles for the Management of Operational Risk in the Financial Industry

Understanding FinTech – Part 1 (FinTech Basics) 

Understanding FinTech – Part 2 (Financial Service Functions & Innovation Clusters) 

Understanding FinTech – Part 3 (Blockchain, Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies) 

Understanding Operational Risk in Financial Institutions

Monday, 13 November 2017

Do you still have training budget for 2017?

November is already here – 2017 is beginning to run down. Before we know it December will be upon us.

I have two simple questions for you.
  • Did you achieve all you set out to do in 2017?
  • Do you still have budget left for 2017 training?
There is still time to reach those corporate and personal goals and targets before the year draws to a close.

Citadel Advantage provides a full range of specialist training courses covering Fintech, ERM, Operations Risk, Business Continuity, International Trade Finance, Securities Settlement ...and many more.

All our training programs are also available for In-House delivery.

While the benefits of in-house training are obvious, all too few of us ever explore that option. I would like to extend a personal invitation to you to discuss our various in-house training options.

In-house courses and workshops can be customized to ensure that they meet your unique needs.

Your staff is your greatest asset. In-house training allows you to minimize costs while increasing its effectiveness and impact on your staff. If you thought in-house training was just for the other guy or that your institution was too small, think again! We'll come to you, wherever and whenever you need.

Your team needs training. Why not hold a private course? You will find that our programs exceptionally cost effective - and what could be more important in these financial times. In-house training makes more than common sense, it makes economic sense.

All our public courses are available as in-house courses. For a full range of what we offer please see our course catalogue at

Additionally we are also able to tailor our courses to your company's / banks specific requirements. We'll work with you to develop either a one-time or a long-term training program.

For a detailed needs analysis and quotation, please e-mail Citadel Advantage at

Monday, 6 November 2017

FinTech On-line Training at REALLY affordable prices

Do you want to understand FinTech?

Take our 3-part on-line training course “Understanding FinTech”. All carry CPE accreditation. All are at really affordable prices.  

Use Coupon Code Citadel10 for a 10% discount.

Part 1 – FinTech Basics 

Part 2 – Financial Service Functions & Innovation Clusters

Part 3 – Blockchain, Bitcoin & other Cryptocurrencies

Monday, 23 October 2017

Heads up: Honolulu’s phone ban

From The Economist

“Distracted walking” becomes illegal in Hawaii’s capital this week, enforced by fines of up to $99. With one of the highest pedestrian-fatality rates in the country, it is the first big American city to prohibit pedestrians from crossing the road while looking at phones or other gadgets. Pedestrian fatalities in America rose 11% last year, to nearly 6,000; mobile phones are blamed for more than 11,000 distracted-walking injuries between 2000 and 2011. Critics of the law worry about government overreach, and say that lowering speed limits, or cracking down on intoxication (of both drivers and pedestrians), would work better. Augsburg in Germany has tried another approach, embedding lights into pavements to catch the attention of downward-looking phone users and let them know when to cross a road. Before signing the bill, Honolulu’s mayor, Kirk Caldwell, lamented the need for such laws, but said: “sometimes we lack common sense”.
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