Baltic and Institute second lecture of this series

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In London - Tony Foster, CIO of Marine Capital delivers a superb lecture on Shipping Finance.

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On Wednesday 13th November we enjoyed a superb talk by Tony Foster, CIO of Marine Capital.

Tony discussed "Shipping Finance, how asset owners and others with exposure to freight rates raise capital today, how does it affect an owner's chartering decisions as well as related streams; why are we seeing an increasing number of charterer- owner JVs and what motivates these tie ups?"

All guests expressed glowing feedback.


In Shanghai  - Steven Jia, Executive Director - Augustus Maritime Co.

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The lecture held was a success. More than 35 shipping practitioners attended this event lecture in Shanghai.

The lecture was delivered by Mr Steven Jia, Executive Director - Augustus Maritime Co, he has 18 years of shipping experiences and 5 years of FFA/Fuel Futures Trading Experiences.

He talked about the cases of FFA, Fuel Oil Futures, and provided his expert insights on how to use the FFA and Fuel Oil Futures to manage market volatility and risk.


In Singapore - on 27th November the talk by Kenneth Ng, Director of Digital Services at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) was a very well attended session

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Over 80 attendees came along including ICS members, Baltic members, ICS students and other invited guests.


In Piraeus - masterclass by Mr Evangelos Catsampas, Partner at Watson Farley & Williams LLP on ''The 2020 IMO Sulphur Regulations. What to know"

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The Piraeus event was well attended by members of the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Mr Catsampas discussed in detail new regulations and changes that will take place in the field and also the requirements that all shipping practitioners need to know.

Participants had the chance to network and exchange views and ideas on this crucial topic. The positive feedback received from the participants was extremely encouraging.

The Baltic and Institute lectures are free for Members and Company members and deliver great benefits by providing industry insight with world class speakers.

The 3nd Masterclass lecture will take place on Wednesday 5 February 2020 and the topic to be covered is Economics. More information will follow shortly, please contact the Institute's Branch for all details: helmc@otenet.gr



In Hong Kong - Panel Discussion at Hill Dickinson on "Freight Exposure: Physical & Derivatives Hedging and managing Basis Risk"

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A very well attended interactive session. Our thanks to the Panellists Capt. Rajiv Tetarbe, Chellaram Shipping HK Ltd., Mr. Tom Ford, Clarksons and Mr. Ricky Yip, Asia Maritime Pacific who shared their valuable insight. Moderated by Jagmeet Makkar FICS who gave a brief introduction of Hedging & Derivatives basics before commencing the panel discussion. Our thanks to those attended including some of the very senior members of the Hong Kong shipping industry.

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From Right to Left: Anand Sharma (ICS HK Branch Chairman), Ricky Yip (Panellist), Damien Laracy (Hill Dickinson, Lunch & Venue Sponsor), Tom Ford (Panellist), Rajiv Tetarbe (Panellist) and Jagmeet Makkar (Moderator).

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong Branch would like to thank Damien Laracy and Hill Dickinson for supporting the Baltic - ICS events in Hong Kong through generous lunch and venue sponsorship.