7 October 2015
The 8th Annual Capital Link Shipping, Maritime Services & Offshore Forum was held in London this morning, with Watson Farley & Williams’ (“WFW”) Head of Maritime Lindsey Keeble moderating a panel discussion on “Shipping & Capital Markets”.
The panellists included Magnus Halvorsen, Head of Capital Markets and RIC at Clarksons Platou Securities, Todd Wilson Senior VP Maritime investment at Jefferies LLC, Per Olav Karlsen, CEO and Managing Partner at Cleaves Securities AS and Jerome Salle, Managing Director of Capital Markets at Credit Agricole.
Discussions took place around the current state of the capital markets as they pertain to the maritime shipping industry, and the potential for the capital markets to fill the funding gap in the industry left with the reduction in traditional bank lending to the sector.
The day-long event took place at One Moorgate Place and was attended by industry experts from the shipping and marine services industry. The forum provides investors in the UK and throughout Europe with a comprehensive review and current outlook of the various shipping markets, marine services and offshore markets, as well as an update on any issues of critical importance to the industry.