As the New Year approaches, the Baltic Exchange is now taking bookings for its 2019 training courses in London, New York and Singapore.
The courses offer high-level training to shipping, financial and commodity professionals. Below is the full list of courses and the dates and locations they take place in 2019:
Freight Derivatives & Shipping Risk Management (London: 11-12 March & 7-8 October, New York: 8-9 April, Singapore: 1-2 July)
Delivered over two days by experts in the areas of shipping and commodity risk management, the Shipping Risk Management course aims to raise market awareness of risks involved in shipping businesses and how various physical and derivatives instruments can be used to control such risks efficiently and effectively. Participants will learn how to analyse and measure the impact of financial risks involved in shipping investment and operations, and how to select and execute effective strategies to minimise or eliminate such risks, stabilise their cash flow and maximise the return on investment more efficiently.
Advanced Freight Modelling and Trading (London: 13-14 March & 9-10 October, New York: 10-11 April, Singapore: 3-4 July)
This advanced two day module focuses on modelling freight rate dynamics and pricing options on freight. It discusses issues which are relevant to shipping market practitioners such as constructing forward curves on freight, modelling freight rate volatility as well as hedging and trading strategies using freight options. The course aims to provide delegates with both a theoretical foundation as well as practical hands-on experience.
Ship Finance Executive (London: 13-14 May & 11-12 November)
This course aims to raise awareness of the substantial benefits and risks of equity and debt finance, to shipping companies looking for capital and to investors looking at shipping as a market with increasing accessibility and potentially strong returns on investment. Using a variety of real-life examples, course participants will learn how an IPO is made, what to look for when choosing an underwriter, how to identify an under-priced IPO before it is made public using only publicly available information, how to issue a high-yield bond and how to calculate the probability a high-yield bond will default.
Shipping Economics & Investment (London: 14-15 January & 10-11 June)
The course aims to provide delegates with both a theoretical foundation as well as practical hands-on experience on modern shipping economics and investment. It provides delegates with the essential knowledge of shipping economics, operations and investment management. The programme covers the microeconomic structure of the shipping markets including freight, second-hand, newbuilding and scrap markets and presents how these shipping markets interact.
For more information or to book onto one of these courses, click here.