‘Freight Derivatives and Risk Management in Shipping’ – Athens 20-21 November 2014

Academia, Maritime Education and Training — By on October 18, 2014 at 8:36 PM

 

Manolis Kavussanos

Manolis Kavussanos

EXECUTIVE TRAINING CENTER OF ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE TRAINING CENTER OF THE ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS 

PRESENTS THE 26TH SERIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SEMINAR

SHIPPING DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT

Thursday 20th  and Friday 21th  November2014

Launched in January 2004 (1st Series)

SEMINAR  LEADERS:

PROFESSOR MANOLIS G. KAVUSSANOS, Ph.D.

  • Director Laboratory for Finance
  • Department of Accounting and Finance
  • Athens University of Economics and Business
  • E-mail: mkavus@aueb.gr, Web: www.aueb.gr

ASSOC. PROFESSOR ILIAS D. VISVIKIS, Ph.D.

  • Director of Executive and Professional Development,
  • World Maritime University,
  • Malmoe, Sweden.
  • E-mail: iv@wmu.se

Guest Speaker

Panayotis Bachtis, OW Bunker Malta Ltd.

• Identify all sources of potential business risks to your company
  • Examine and compare traditional and modern methods of risk management
  • Explore the latest derivative products used in shipping, including FFAs and freight options
  • Analyze the effect of fluctuations in freight rates, bunker prices, interest rates, foreign exchange rates and vessel value prices
  • Cover analytical and practical applications of hedging risks

REGISTRATION PERIOD

Until 14/11/2014

Analyze and learn how to manage all sources of business risks in maritime operations”

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR

The aim of this seminar is to provide high quality education in the areas of Derivatives and Risk Management in Shipping. It comes as a response to the increasing calls for education in this area by the shipping industry. The highly volatile / risky business environment that companies in the industry operate in makes it imperative for them to identify the sources of risk that they face, but also to know how to deal with them effectively. Implementing risk management strategies in the increasingly sophisticated and competitive environment companies operate in our days, can often make the difference between being able to stay in business or not. It can give these companies a comparative advantage over the intense competition that they face in the sector.

Both traditional methods of risk management and more recent derivatives tools are extended to the shipping industry through this unique seminar. The syllabus is based on the experience and high quality work of the instructors. More than twenty years of pioneering work is embedded in the seminar, which brings market participants to the forefront of developments in the areas of Risk Management and Derivatives in Shipping.

A number of developments in the area have been instituted by the instructors, who have a deep understanding of the issues involved, with years of training experience at all levels of education. The seminar was introduced at the executive level in January 2004, running several times a year and in a number international shipping centres around the world, essentially having the market practitioners verifying its high quality, applicability and relevance to the business problems that they face. Previous venues of the seminar held in various forms include: Greece (Piraeus, Athens), Italy (Milan), The Netherlands (Rotterdam), UK (London), Germany (Hamburg), France (Marseille), Cyprus (Limassol), Turkey (Istanbul), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, China (Shanghai).

The seminar has: Established itself as the world-leader on shipping derivatives education. Combines the academic rigor with the practical knowledge, in offering essential skills and guidance to company personnel wishing to implement shipping derivatives for risk management purposes. Reflects all recent developments in the area of shipping derivatives, by continuous reviewing and updating of its curriculum. Provides practical examples with real data, covering every aspect of risk in shipping through hands on simulations, exercises and discussions in deliberately held, small round-table groups, which facilitate interaction between its members.

A number of distinguished industry speakers have contributed to the seminar in the past, bringing state-of-the-art professional experience to it. Past industry speakers have come from Clarksons Securities Ltd. (London), Navios Maritime Holdings Inc, Simpson Spencer and Young (SSY), Freight Investors Services (FIS), O.W. Bunker Malta Ltd, International Maritime Exchange (IMAREX), FreightMetrics, Marfin Egnantia Bank, SoftMAR and Swiss Mar SARL.

■ WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Attending the seminar does not require a university degree, even though it is desirable. It requires common sense. Company personnel from all sectors of the shipping or shipping related industry with an interest in risk management are welcome.

The seminar can be attended and has been attended in the past by: Shipowners, CEOs, Treasurers and CFOs, Managing Directors, Ship Operators, Ship Managers, Chartering Managers, Operations Managers, Charterers and other Management personnel of shipping companies, Shipbrokers, Maritime Lawyers, Accountants, Financial Analysts, Naval Architects, Bankers, Shipping Fund Investors, Traders, Risk and Asset Managers, Oil Traders, as well as postgraduate students, amongst others.

Company activities of past participants include: Dry-bulk and wet-bulk shipping, container shipping, cruise lines, passenger shipping, ship registers, shipbroking, banks, fund managers, auditing firms, industrial and energy firms, and financial/brokerage firms.

■ EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY – MATERIAL GIVEN

Educational techniques employed include presentations, guest lectures by distinguished invited professionals, Q&A ses- sions, simulation / trading games and focus group discussions. Lively discussions between presenters and participants, who have come from almost all sectors of the industry, help clarify the issues involved.

Full lecture notes are provided. Furthermore, extra handouts may be given by the instructors, which may include exer- cises, published studies in academic and practitioner journals, etc

Experience the practical application

of risk management techniques in shipping”

DURATION AND STRUCTURE OF THE SEMINAR

The first session (Intermediate, 20/11/2014) introduces delegates to the concept of business risks and risk management techniques in the shipping industry. The sources of economic risks in the industry emanating from fluctuations in freight rates, bunker prices, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, and vessel value prices are identified, and traditional and modern management methods are examined. Freight futures and FFAs constitute a major part of the course. Analytical, practical examples of hedging risks are presented in every case.

The second session (Advanced, 21/11/2014) examines further techniques of freight hedging, and covers the hedging positions of bunker prices, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, and vessel value prices, amongst others. Advanced examples and methodologies of hedging risk through shipping derivatives are presented in every case. Pricing and hedging issues of derivative products, as well as strategies for their practical implementation, are part of the seminar. Techniques for identifying profitable market opportunities are also presented, with practical examples for taking advantage of these opportunities included. Finally, freight options trading strategies are investigated.

■ CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

All seminar participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance by the Research Centre of the Athens University of Eco- nomics and Business (AUEB).

■ SEMINAR FEES

FROM THE SAME COMPANY DISCOUNT (%) INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED BOTH

1

€400 €600 €950

2-3

10% €360 €540 €855

4-5

15% €340 €510 €808

>5

 

Discounts are offered as follows:

20% €320 €480 €760

 

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

10% discount to:

  • Companies that have sent their employees to the seminars in the past
  • Members of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA)
  • Members of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (EENMA)
  • Members of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
  • Members of  the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists (HAME)

50% discount to:

  • Students
  • Past participants wishing to attend the seminars again

Seminar fees cover the: training, lecture material, venue, audiovisual equipment, and light buffet and refreshments.

/// IN-HOUSE COMPANY TRAINING

The seminar can also be delivered in-house by the instructors, tailored-made to the exact needs and require- ments of the company. Please contact  mkavus@aueb.gr

// SEMINAR CONTENTS

DAY 1

INTRODUCTION TO RISK MANAGEMENT

AND SHIPPING DERIVATIVES

SESSION 1

BUSINESS RISKS IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRYAND RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  • The Concept of Risk in Shipping
  • Sources of Risk in the Shipping Industry
  • Risk/Return Trade-offs in Shipping
  • Sectoral Segmentation of the Shipping Industry
  • Volatilities of Vessel Values and Earnings
  • Time-Varying Volatilities of Voyage and Time-Charter Rates
  • Seasonality Strategies in the Freight Markets
  • Traditional Risk Management Strategies in Shipping

SESSION 2

INTRODUCTION TO HEDGING AND DERIVATIVES CONTRACTS

  • The Idea of Hedging Risks
  • Types of Market Participants
  • The Building Blocks of Derivatives Contracts
  •  Futures Contracts and Trading Strategies
  •  Basis and Basis Risk
  •  The Mechanics of Futures Trading
  •  Clearing Houses and the Clearing Process
  •  Forward Contracts and Credit Risk
  •  Economic Functions of Futures and Forward Contracts

SESSION 3

OVERVIEW OF THE FREIGHT DERIVATIVES MARKET

  • Freight Market Information and The Baltic Exchange Indices
  • Early Efforts – The BIFFEX Contract and Developments since then
  • Forward Freight Agreements (FFA)
  • Freight Futures (at IMAREX and CME)
  • Hybrid” Cleared FFAs (at LCH.Clearnet and SGX AsiaClear)
  • Baltic Forward Assessments (BFA)
  • Electronic Trading Platforms
  • Container Freight Swap Agreements (CFSA)
  • Becoming Member to Exchanges / Clearing Houses

SESSION 4

FREIGHT DERIVATIVES EXAMPLES AND TRADING ISSUES

  • Freight Derivatives Contract Specifics
  • Hedging and Trading Freight Derivatives Examples
  • Freight Derivatives Strategies for Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Trading Steps for New (and Potential) Users
  • Benefits and Important Issues of FFA Trading
  • In Case of Default
  • Accounting Treatment of Freight Derivatives
  • Setting Up a Trading Desk
  • Current and Future State of Freight Derivatives

DAY 2

ADVANCED SHIPPING DERIVATIVES TRADING

AND STRATEGIES

SESSION 1

RISK MANAGEMENT IN SHIPPING OPERATIONS

  • • Bunker Fuel Risk Management
    • The Bunker Fuel Market
    • Bunker forwards, swaps and options
    • Bunker Risk Management Simulation Game
    • Vessel Price Risk Management
      •  The Second Hand (S&P) Market
      • Portfolio Theory and Fleet Diversification
      • Baltic Sale & Purchase Assessments (BSPA)
      • Sale & Purchase Forward Agreements (SPFA)
      • SPFA Trading Example
      • Baltic Demolition Assessments (BDA)
      • Financial Risk Managemen
      •  Interest Rate Futures and Forwards
        • Interest Rate Swaps and Options
        • Examples of Interest Rate Risk Management
        • Foreign Exchange Rate Hedging
        • Examples of Currency Risk Management

SESSION 2

ADVANCED FREIGHT DERIVATIVES MODELLING TECHNIQUES

  • Forward-Futures Pricing
    • Fair (Theoretical) Price Estimation
    • Pricing Models for Storable and Non-Storable Commodities
    • Optimal Hedge Ratios
    •  Hedge Ratio Determination
      • Example of FFA Optimal Hedge Ratio
      • Measuring Hedging Efficiency
      • Value at Risk (VaR) Models in Shipping
        • Measuring VaR
        • Application of VaR in FFA Positions
        • Credit Risk Management
          • Credit Ratings and Credit Risk
          • Measuring Credit Risk in Shipping
          • Credit Derivatives and Shipping

SESSION 3

FREIGHT OPTIONS

  • Options Markets
  • Examples with Freight Options
  • Advanced Option Trading Strategies

SESSION 4

PRICING FREIGHT OPTIONS

  • Market and Exercise Price Relationships
  • Intrinsic and Time Values of Options
  • Factors Influencing Options Values
  • Options Pricing Models

INSTRUCTOR PROFILES

PROFESSOR MANOLIS G. KAVUSSANOS (mkavus@aueb.gr) is a faculty member of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Finance, member of the steering committee of the MSc program in Accounting and Finance and of the Athens MBA program, and has been for 5 years the Director of the MSc and PhD programs in Accounting and Finance at AUEB. He holds a BSc and MSc (Economics) from the University of London and a PhD (Applied Economics) from City University Cass Business School (Cass), London. He launched and Directed the MSc in Trade, Logistics and Finance at Cass until he joined AUEB.

Various posts held in the past include: Reader in Shipping Economics and Finance at Cass Business School (UK); Visiting Professor at: National University of Singapore (Singapore), Erasmus University (Rotterdam), ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK); Tor-Vergata (Roma II) University (Italy); LUISS University (Rome, Italy); University of Antwerp (Belgium); Euromed Marseille (France); World Maritime University in Malmoe (Sweden); Shanghai Maritime University (China); Hellenic Open University (Greece); University of Piraeus (Greece); Open University of Cyprus (Cyprus); expert evaluator and consultant in financial economics and transportation issues for organizations, like the Commission of the European Communities and other public and private sector companies.

He has written extensively in the areas of finance, shipping and applied economics and has been the author of numerous pieces of award winning academic work which has been presented in both academic and practitioner conferences around the globe and published in top international refereed journals and in invited chapters in collective book volumes. He has published books, edited journal guest volumes, organized international conferences and serves on the editorial board of academic journals.

He has acted as consultant in finance, shipping, transportation and educational matters in organizations like the Commission of the European Communities, Governmental bodies and other public and private sector companies. Since 1992 he has worked in developing the area of risk analysis and management in shipping and is the co-author of three books in this area.

Dr. ILIAS VISVIKIS is Associate Professor of Ship Finance and Risk Management and the Director of Executive and Professional Development at World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö (Sweden), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at ICMA Centre – Henley Business School of the University of Reading (UK). He previously held academic appointments at ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece, having the position of Associate Professor and the Academic Director of its shipping programs. He has taught at several universities around the world, while he has an extensive international experience in consultancy and executive education. He has trained managerial-level maritime professionals in the areas of ship finance and shipping freight derivatives from numerous companies around the world.

His research interests concentrate on ship finance and investments, freight derivatives (FFAs), shipping risk management and on the econometric analysis and modelling of shipping markets. His research work has been published in international refereed scientific journals, books and magazines, and has received numerous citations. He has extensively presented his work in international academic and business conferences held in USA, Europe and Asia. He serves as an editorial board member of several scientific journals, while he has served as member of conference steering committees, and reviewer for several scientific journals. Finally, he has held posts in the Central Securities Depository of Greece and in the derivatives market of the Athens Exchange.

He holds an Honours Degree in Business Administration from University of Aegean (Greece), a MSc in International Financial Markets from University of Southampton, a MSc in International Shipping from University of Plymouth, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Cass Business School of City University in London.

DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN SHIPPING

June 2006, Price GB £95 (€117+VAT 4, 5%), 392pages WitherbysSeamanship International, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1506 463 227, E-mail: info@emailws.com, Web: www.witherbyseamanship.com

Distributor in Greece: TELSTAR, 57 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus, Tel: 210 4293 618

This is the first book that draws together in a single place and systematically analyzes, measures and proposes strategies for managing all aspects of business risks in the shipping industry, discusses them critically, evaluates their contribution to our knowledge in the subject matter and is written in a way which is accessible to the widest possible audience.

THEORY AND PRACTIVE OF SHIPPING FREIGHT DERIVATIVES

2011, Risk Books, London, UK, Price GB £145 (257 pages)

Tel: +44 (0) 870 240 8859 E-mail:customerservices@incisivemedia.com Web: www.riskbooks.com

This book consists of a number of chapters, each focusing at the practice of freight derivatives from the point of view of: freight derivatives brokers, charterers, shipowners, bankers, accountants, lawyers, clearing houses, exchanges, etc

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/// REGISTRATION FORM

Application No.:

SHIPPING DERIVATIVES AND RISK MANAGEMENT

PERSONAL INFORMATION

FULL NAME                                                                                                              PROFESSION                                                                                                                             ADDRESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HOME TELEPHONE                                                                                                     MOBILE PHONE                                                                                                                              E-MAIL

Intermediate Session (20 November 2014 ) YES  NO
Advanced Session (21 November 2014)  YES  NO
Will the cost be covered by your company?  YES  NO
How did you get informed about the seminar?

COMPANY DETAIL

FULL NAME                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ADDRESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER / Α.Φ.Μ.                                                                       TAX DISTRICT / Δ.Ο.Υ.                                                                                                                              CONTACT PERSON FOR PAYMENTS                                                                                                               OFFICE TELEPHONE

I declare that all the above information is correct       DATE                                         SIGNATURE

Please return this form by mail or fax.

COMPANIES PARTICIPATED IN THE SEMINAR

A Bilbrough & Co. Ltd. | ABN-AMRO Bank | ABS Europe Division | Action Shipbroking Inc. | Aegean Baltic Bank | Alfra Chartering & Shipping SRL | Allied Shipbroking Inc. | Alpha Bank | Ancora Investment Trust Inc. | Apollonia Lines S.A. | Archer Capital | Artion Securities S.A. | Attica Bank | AVIN International S.A. | Bank of Cyprus | Bayerische Hypound-Vereinsbank Ag | Blossom Maritime Corporation | Blue Line Ship Management S.A. | Blue Star Ferries | Carras (Hellas) S.A. | Carriers Chartering S.A. | Centrofin Management Inc. | Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises Ltd. | Chandris (Hellas) Inc. | Chian Spirit Maritime Enterprises Inc. | Christos P. Lemos Shipping S.A. | Citi Private Bank | Clipper Steel Services B.V. | Curzon Shipbrokers Corporation | Cyprus Maritime CO Ltd. | Dalex Shipping Co. S.A. | Danaos Management Consultants Ltd. | Dimitriaki S.A. | Doric Shipbrokers S.A. | Dynamiki AXEPEY | Efplia Shipping Co. | Efshipping Co. S.A. | Eletson Corporation | Elmira Shipping & Trading S.A. | Empros Lines, Eurocarriers S.A. | Evripos Shipmanagement Inc. | Falcon Navigation Corp. (Trafigura) | Fortis Bank | Fortius Finance | General Investment & Promotions Limited | Global Management Ltd. | Grecomar Ship- ping Agency Ltd. | Hellas Flying Dolphins | Hellenic Bank Public Company Ltd. | Hellenic Pension Mutual Fund | Hellespond Hamonia | Hellespont | Iason Hellenic Shipping Co Ltd. | Interglobal Marine Agen- cies | Intermodal Shipbrokers Co. | Interunity Management Corp | Investment Bank of Greece – Marfin Group | J P Morgan Chase Bank | JME Navigation S.A. | Kallianis Compania Naviera S.A. | Kaye Holding S.A. | Konkar Shipping Agencies | Laiki Bank (Hellas) S.A. | Laskaridis Shipping Co. | Lemissoler Shipping Group PCL | Leros Management S.A. | Lloyd’s Register | Louis Cruise Lines | Magna Marine Inc. |Marmaras Navigation Inc. | Meandros Lines S.A. | Mediterranean Bunker Services S.A. | Metrostar Management Co. | Minoan Lines S.A. | National Bank of Greece | National Technical University of Athens| Navios ShipManagement Inc. | Navitas Compania Maritima S.A. | Navitrans Maritime Inc. | Nereus Shipping S.A. | Ocean Finance | Oceanbulk Maritime S.A. | Olympic Gulf Tankers Co. Ltd. | Omicron Ship Management Inc. | Omniblue Shipping Inc. | OSG Ship Management (GR) Ltd. | Overseas Agency Ltd. | Pacific & Atlantic Inc. | Pancoast Trading S.A. | Paradise Navigation S.A. | Pendulum Shipping Inc. | Petro- nav Shipmanagement Ltd. | Piraeus Banks | Piraeus Securities SIA | Piraeus Sigma-Devletoglou | Ploutofylax Shipping Corp. | Polembros Shipping Ltd. | Premium Securities & Investment Services S.A. | Pricewater House Coopers S.A. | Prodromos Shipping Agencies Ltd. | Queensway Navigation Co. Ltd. | Ranger Marine S.A. | Roswell Navigation Corp. | Roussos Shipping S.A. | S&B Industrial Minerals S.A. | Seabound Maritime Inc. | Sea Link Marine Inc. | Sea Pioneer Shipping Corp. | Sheerline Services Ltd. | Silver Lake Shipping Company S.A. | Stamford Navigation Inc. | Star Bulk Management Inc. | Target Marine S.A. | Technomar Ship- ping Inc. | TEO Shipping Corp. | Thenamaris Ships Management Inc. | Thomas Miller & CO Ltd. | Top Tanker Management Inc. | Tsakos Shipping & Trading S.A. | Unibros Shipping Corp. | University of Southern Denmark | Val Enterprises S.A. | Vamvaship Maritime S.A. | Venus Enterprises S.A. | Vergos Marine Management S.A. | Veronaus Shipping Co. | Veson Nautical | Worldwide Shipmanagement S.A.

/// SEMINAR VENUE:

     HELLENIC SHIPBROKERS ASSOCIATION OFFICES

2nd floor, 57 Akti Miaouli, Piraeus, 18536, Greece – Tel: (+30) 210  4220055

Days: 20 and  21/11/2014   Time: 09:30 – 17:30

Disclaimer:

The Research Centre (RC) of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) reserves the right to postpone or cancel the seminar, for reasons which may be beyond its control. In this case, participants’ fees are fully refundable or may be credited to them for participation in the seminar in a future date. Any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by participants are entirely their responsibility and are not covered by RC-AUEB.

/// REGISTRATION PERIOD

Until 14/11/2014, Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00

// CONTACT DETAILS

Executive Training Center of AUEB: Mr Kalkanis Petros (tel. 210-8203914)

Registrar’s Office:

  • Ms Lykouri Nektaria, Ms Flessoura Eva (tel. 210-8203915)
  • 46 Kefallinias Street, 11251, Athens.
  • Email: petros@rc.aueb.gr
  • Web: www.kek.aueb.gr
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