Masterclasses

These free to attend evenings give you the chance to take part in the sort of learning experience our students enjoy here in London on our MSc courses. All Masterclasses are followed by drinks and the chance for you to network with some of our locally based alumni.

Upcoming masterclasses

Athens Masterclass

12th June 2018 at 19.00
Athens Hilton hotel

Dr Nikos C. Papapostolou, Senior Lecturer in Shipping Finance and Associate Director, The Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, will deliver this Masterclass titled; Shipping Sentiment Indices

Given the lack of a common measure of investor sentiment for markets internationally, earlier studies have attempted to use accurate proxies of it, and consumer confidence indices are found to be highly adequate measures. However, these indices have flaws as direct measures of investor sentiment, since their construction is based on surveys and consumers’ actions can differ substantially from that of their responses. In this masterclass, Dr Nikos Papapostolou will focus on the shipping industry, since approximately 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% of global trade by value are transported by sea, and discuss how market data based shipping sentiment indices are a useful tool for anticipating cycles phases, timing second-hand vessel investment, and stock return predictability.

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