Shipping Finance Online Seminar

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    Dates: 20/05, 21/05, 26/05, 27/05, 01/06, 03/06, 04/06, 07/06, 08/06, 09/06
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    Duration: 10 Online Sessions
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    Hours: 19:30 – 21:30

  • Fees: 550 € (Including tuition fees, ICS Book & reading material)
    ICS Members are eligible to a discount 20% on all HMC Professional Maritime Seminars


The Shipping Finance webinar aims to cover the fundamental concepts of shipping financing. It analyses the various methods of financing through traditional sources and alternative investment funds (i.e. private equity funds) for both ship owners and lender-investors.


A. The Nature of the Shipping Business

B. The Lender’s Perspective in the Ship Financing Decision

C. Equity as a Source of Finance in the Shipping Business

D. Debt Financing and the Bond Markets

E. Types of Loans Used in Shipping Finance

F. Securitisation

G. KS AND KG Ship Financing

H. Significance of the Debt-Equity Structure for a Shipping Company

I. Islamic Finance in Shipping


The seminar will be delivered exclusively online by fully tutored learning sessions. Once your registration is completed, you will receive an email with all the information and the link for the webinars. For your participation no special equipment is needed except a camera and a microphone.

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Shipowners & Managers, Financial Consultants, S&P Brokers, Banking and Finance Executives, Lawyers & Legal Executives

Instructor &CV

Katerina Stathopoulou, MICS, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd

Katerina holds the position of Executive Director with Investments & Finance Ltd. The company is a financial consultancy firm dedicated in providing financial and investment advisory services to shipping and corporate clients, with offices in Piraeus and London. The Firm’s main area of expertise is shipping and since its inception in 1987, has been involved in financial transactions raising bank debt, bonds, equity and other hybrids for various maritime clients as well as assisting in numerous restructuring and workout transactions. Katerina started her career in shipping in 1985 as Assistant CFO for Athenian Sea Carriers, one of the traditional and prestigious Greek shipping Groups, and continued into Banking in 1992 as Head of Shipping Finance for two Greek private Banks, responsible for setting up and developing their shipping loan portfolios. She was also a Credit Committee member of these banks.
Katerina holds the position of Governor of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus. She has also held the position of Executive Committee Member of WISTA International (2012-2018). She is an active member of WISTA Hellas, member of the Greek Shipping Bankers Association, Advisory Board member of Blue Growth, Advisory Board member of the Young Executive Shipping Forum team, Mentor to university graduates looking to develop their talents by pursuing a career in Shipping. Katerina is a frequently invited Speaker and Moderator in International Shipping Conferences held in Greece and abroad.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. She a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Lecturer in Shipping Finance at HMC/ ICS Greek Branch.