Shipping Finance Seminar

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    Dates: 18/01, 20/01, 25/01, 27/01, 28/01, 01/02, 03/02, 04/02, 08/02 & 10/02

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    Duration 4 Sessions

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    Hours 19:00 – 21:30

     

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

ABOUT THE SEMINAR

The Shipping Finance Seminar 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.

TOPICS COVERED

  • THE NATURE OF THE SHIPPING BUSINESS
  • THE LENDER’S PERSPECTIVE IN THE SHIP FINANCING DECISION
  • EQUITY AS A SOURCE OF FINANCE IN THE SHIPPING BUSINESS
  • DEBT FINANCING AND THE BOND MARKETS
  • TYPES OF LOANS USED IN SHIPPING FINANCE
  • SECURITISATION
  • KS AND KG SHIP FINANCING
  • SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DEBT-EQUITY STRUCTURE FOR A SHIPPING COMPANY
  • ISLAMIC FINANCE IN SHIPPING

 

Compliance with COVID-19 precautionary measures

 

HMC follows all guidelines and restriction measures against COVID-19, as per governmental instructions.

Presentation of Vaccination certificate or Certificate of recovery or Negative PCR or Rapid test twice per week is required to attend the HMC Professional Maritime Seminars.

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IDEAL FOR:

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

Tutor & CV

Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd

Katerina has a total working experience of 31 years of which 27 years have been in managerial positions in the fields of Shipping and Banking. Started her career in shipping in 1986 as Assistant CFO for Athenian Sea Carriers 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. Since 2000, Katerina holds the position of VP, Senior Manager of Investments & Finance Ltd; leading multiple consulting engagements to assist clients in boosting company value, structuring of public and private bank debt financings and restructurings, financial engineering, equity raising (private and public), and M & A transactions on behalf of clients. She is a member of WISTA Hellas since 1997 and an Executive Committee Member of WISTA International since 2012, as well as member of the Greek Shipping Bankers Association and iforU. Katerina is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Katerina has organized and conducted Shipping Finance seminars and has participated in various Shipping Conferences in Greece and abroad as Speaker and Moderator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Finance from the University of Maryland, USA. She is fluent in Greek and English and speaks basic French.

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