Congratulations on being accepted onto the Trade Finance Global student writers programme! We are delighted to have you on board, and look forward to working with you over the coming months to turn you into international trade and finance experts.
1. Read our guides
We’ve put together a guide for the structure of posts. Read the guide, check out our post templates and example posts
2. Choose a topic
We’ll give you the flexibility of choosing your own topic and subject, but we will give you some ideas to get you started.
3. Draft your post
We would ask you to confirm the topic and subject, and then leave you to send us your first draft post for review
4. Get Published!
Your post will then get published across all of our platforms and you’ll be showcased to our thousands of readers
Deadline to agree topic
Deadline for first draft
TFG publish date
Sun 30th June
Sun 14th July
w/c Mon 22nd July
Sun 4th August
Sun 18th August
w/c Mon 26th August
Sun 1st September
Sun 15th September
w/c Mon 23rd September
Sun 6th October
Sun 20th October
w/c Mon 28th October
Sun 3rd November
Sun 17th November
w/c Mon 25th November
Sun 1st December
Sun 15th December
w/c Fri 20th December
Our Commitment to you:
Boost your reputation – once your blogs are published across TFG platforms, you will be recognised as a writer in the trade, politics and economics space
Learning – we’ll challenge you to write on interesting and topical issues – these will be decided on in partnership
Networking – we’ll ask you to interview or speak to trade experts at least once over the coming months, giving you the opportunity to contact leaders in their field
Development – we commit to continuously providing feedback and guidance from our team of experts at Trade Finance Global
Once you have sent us your final drafts for the posts and we have suggested feedback, we will set you up as a contributor on Trade Finance Global so that you can upload your post and submit for review.
2. Choose your topic
We’ve listed the topics and geographies below, and suggested some possible headlines and subjects as starting points. Please use these to have a think about the kind of areas you would like to write about, and then let us know over email what is of interest to you.
Foreign Exchange / Currency
How currency movements affect SMEs/ global businesses The new 2001 crisis in Argentina Notable currency developments during the past year. Economic and political perspective.
Effects of economic and geopolitical uncertainty – trade finance challenges for SMEs DLT, Blockchain and International Trade – Where are we today? Trade receivables securitisation in 2019
Fintech. Alternative Finance.
How companies are using alternative finance to grow? Understanding the modern money Fintech innovations / uses of fintech in alternative finance
Metals and Mining
Silver, Lead and Tin Prices How does metal trading work How to export metal
Properties Market and the Construction Industry
House prices and the most expensive cities to live in Property prices and construction trends in London Brexit and the UK construction sector
Agriculture and Crops
Soy Bean Prices Cashew Nut Trading Global Food Crisis How do farmers access finance Soft commodities and the futures market
Oil and Gas
Oil / LNG Macro economic trends How does oil trading work
Unicorn Businesses and recent venture capital investment trends Open banking- the future of banking The Sharing economy- 21st Century Feudalism? P2P lending: A bank from people to people
Pharmaceutical and Chemical industry
How pharmaceutical companies get funding Consolidation in the pharmaceutical industry
China macroeconomic trends The growth of fintech in China
Trump and Trade What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why does it matter? Twitter and Politics
Renault-Nissan alliance faces a crossroads Japan’s new climate change strategy Japan limiting foreign investment in Japanese technology companies
The Euro Zone
Results of the 2019 European Elections – future outlooks Italy is out of recession but for how long? T2S Payment System – the backbone of Europe
UK and South Korea in post-Brexit free trade deal US – South Korea bilateral trade agreement
Turkey’s engagement in Africa Istanbul’s new airport – expectations and opportunities
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia and Oil Prices OPEC and Commodity Prices – What next?
The Middle East
Syria and European Migration Laws Amerika v Iran Sudan’s revolution Amarco’s developments
India and Fintech Investment Make in India Campaign Tourism and India
3. Draft your post
Sending your draft post to us
Send your draft posts to firstname.lastname@example.org for first review, and someone in the team will review and send over feedback. As mentioned before, we might ask you to make some changes so that it fits in with the style of TFG content and is in line with our publishing guidelines. We will also check your work for plagiarism and duplicate content.
5. Get Published!
Once we’re all comfortable with your posts, we will publish them in your name across our website, social media, and our email newsletter.
In the last month of the year, we will be shaking things up. We will get you thinking about a more pertinent focussed topic / article to be included in our Trade Finance Trends Magazine for 2018. You will be lead contributors, and this is an exclusive piece for TFG.
Schools Out – Time for a Course in Receivables Finance!
The top 10 writers will be selected to complete an online course in Receivables Finance with our educational partners FCI Academy. This newly launched partnership between TFG and FCI Academy affirms that the education is a key element for the future development and the professionalisation of the trade finance industry.
Don’t Forget the Fun!
WIN a GoPro HERO4 Session!
Once the student writer scheme is over in December, we will pick our favourite writer (judged by a combination of the most viewed, shared and engaging article) who will receive a GoPro HERO4 Session!
Natasha Roston is Head of People and Growth at Trade Finance Global (TFG).
Natasha builds partnerships with Universities and external stakeholders to improve trade education projects. She is passionate about delivering innovative learning experiences to maximize engagement.
In 2022, Natasha led TFG’s Women In Trade campaign on #BreakTheBias, writing an article on the impact of gender stereotypes for gender equality in the workplace.
Natasha is also responsible for TFG careers, culture, and growth. A Level 2 Qualified Coach and Mental Health First Aid Champion, she leads internal training, supporting the holistic wellbeing and professional development of the team.
Natasha worked in education for over a decade before joining TFG. Initially in formal education as a history teacher, and then in leadership roles as a Director of Learning and Head of Classics. Following this, she worked in EdTech as a Learning Design Coach for Aula’s Higher Education platform. In addition to her work at TFG, Natasha volunteers for the Young Women’s Trust as a Work It Out – CV Volunteer.
She holds an MA from Tel Aviv University, a History PGCE from The Institute of Education and a BA from the University of Nottingham. Currently, she is studying for her Level 3 Certificate in International Trade from the Institute of Export & International Trade.
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