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Maritime Law and Insurance

April 5, 2013 Comments (0)

The module provides an introduction to the principal issues of Admiralty law and practice including ownership and registration of ships, shipbuilding contracts, salvage and collisions and oil pollution from ships. It considers the standard forms of charterparties and provides a legal analysis of some of its clauses as well as several major legal aspects of carriage of goods by seaContinue reading

International Maritime Trade

April 5, 2013 Comments (0)

The module explores the characteristics of the main commodities carried by sea with a focus on basic resources, agricultural and energy commodities such as oil and products, gas, iron ore, coal, wheat, corn, soybeans etc. It also examines the role of key commodity producers and markets and studies the geography of international maritime trade. Along with commodity flows, patters andContinue reading

Did Long-Short Investors Destabilize Commodity Markets?

April 4, 2013 Comments (0)

This paper contributes to the debate on the effects of the financialization of commodity futures markets by studying the conditional volatility of long-short commodity portfolios and their conditional correlation with traditional assets (stocks and bonds). Using several groups of trading strategies that hedge fund managers are known to implement, we show that long-short speculators do not cause changes in theContinue reading

The Financial Analysis of Islamic Financial Institutions

April 3, 2013 Comments (0)

The module provides students with the knowledge required to analyse financial information on Islamic banks and insurance undertakings. Students will develop the skills enabling them to make judgements regarding the financial position and performance of Islamic banks and insurance companies. Outline content: The financial statements of Islamic banks and insurance undertakings The differences between these and those of conventional banks andContinue reading

Advanced Financial Analysis

March 27, 2013 Comments (0)

Advanced Financial Analysis builds upon the material covered in Part I as part of the Equity part of module Fixed Income and Equity Investments. The module focuses on the main pillars of top-down equity fundamental analysis: economic analysis, Industry analysis and financial accounting. Its primary aim is to provide more in-depth analysis of how the macro-economy, the industry structure andContinue reading

Mr Emmanouil Platanakis

March 25, 2013 Comments (0)

Emmanouil graduated from the school of Mathematics at the University of Southampton with an MSc in Operational Research with Finance (ORF) in 2012. He studied under a partial scholarship from EPSRC (RCUK) and graduated with distinction, ranked in the top 3% of his class. His specialization was in robust and stochastic portfolio optimization and in equilibrium modelling while his MScContinue reading

Protected: Financial Markets 2013 Lecture download

March 22, 2013 Comments (0)

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Universities Business Challenge- Henley team reach final

March 18, 2013 Comments (0)

Congratulations to Kadi Huang, Chris Himpich, Alex Priest and Daniel Lim for reaching the final of the Universities Business Challenge! In Particular to ICMA Centre students Kadi Huang, 2nd year Finance and Investment Banking, and Daniel Lim, 1st year Finance & Investment Banking. The semi-final was held at the offices of P&G (Procter & Gamble) in Weybridge and required the ten semi-finalists to purchase, renovate and manage a hotel business inContinue reading