Changing Dynamics of Ship Finance

Douglas Newton, Publications

It is possible to mitigate against the risks inherent in the industry The ship finance landscape has changed fundamentally over the past decade since the turmoil in the global financial markets and the beginning of the shipping crisis. Several then-industry leading banks have exited or significantly scaled down their shipping activities amid soaring losses. Historically […]

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Shipping Investment Risk

Publications, Russell Parker

What are the current issues facing the industry? The international shipping industry accounts for the carriage of 90% of world trade. The c.50,000 merchant ships in operation registered in over 150 countries provide the vital transportation network that fuels the global economy. So why is such an economically essential industry viewed as such a risky […]

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Treating customers fairly?

Danny Joffe, Publications

What constitutes a decent needs analysis? When the “Treating Customers Fairly (TCF)” outcomes framework were first released in many insurance jurisdictions including the UK and South Arica, outcome four stood out the most, as it appeared to change the current status quo within our intermediated environment. Obligations under the Financial and Intermediary Financial Services legislation […]

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China’s Billions of Dollars Support to Africa

Assaf Reches, Publications

China’s Billions of Dollars Support to Africa: Assistance or Intervention? China has recently pledged an extra $60bn for Africa’s development. What is China’s interest in pouring these significant funds into Africa? China has promised to invest billions into Africa, but what is it investing in? Naturally one would assume that China is funding mostly infrastructure […]

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Danny’s Interesting liability claim

Danny Joffe, Publications

A quick agreed settlement is usually the best option for both parties The law is not always what we see on television with spellbinding facts, drama in the court room and lawyers cross examining witnesses. It is normally regulatory applications, technical notices and lots and lots of documents. But there are occasions where really interesting […]

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