Analyst Roundtable
Dry Bulk Sector Developments & Outlook



WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014, 10:30 AM ET

(3:30 PM LONDON) (4:30 PM PARIS) (5:30 PM ATHENS) (10:30 PM HONG KONG)



Dry Bulk shipping has been adversely affected by concerns regarding slower projections for global economic growth, falling commodity prices, major geopolitical challenges and the nervousness of the broader market. In this context, dry bulk stocks have declined by well over 35% in the last thirty days considerably more than the S&P 500 Index. The webinar will discuss current trends and developments in the Dry Bulk sector, as well as the sector’s outlook for 2015 and beyond.

It will address the following topics:
  • What are the reasons behind the current market performance
  • What is the outlook for the near term and for 2015-2016
  • Comparison of current freight rates and asset values to their 10 – 15 year averages
  • Demand drivers and outlook
  • Supply situation with orderbook, delivery schedules, scrapping
  • Sector catalysts
  • Is the sell-off of dry bulk stocks warranted?



   Amit Mehrotra
   Lead Analyst Shipping
   Deutsche Bank

Amit Mehrotra is a Senior Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank covering the Marine Shipping industry. He has a broad set of research and investment experience having spent the past eleven years covering several verticals in the Industrial sector from both the sell and buy side perspective. He was previously a member of Deutsche Bank’s global Autos and Aerospace and Defense equity research teams, both of which achieved several ranked positions in the Institutional Investor All-America survey. He also earned Honorable Mention/Best Up & Comer recognition in the 2012 & 2014 II Survey. He graduated with a degree in Finance and Economics from Babson College.

   Ben Nolan, CFA 
   Director – Maritime Research
   Stifel Nicolaus

Ben Nolan joined Stifel in May 2013 as Director covering the shipping and offshore sectors. Most recently Mr. Nolan was part of Knight Capital covering both equity and debt of companies in the maritime sector. Prior to Knight, he spent six years at Jefferies as an equity research analyst covering the shipping sector. In addition to equity research, Mr. Nolan spent several years as a corporate financial analyst for EOG Resources in the oil and gas business. Mr. Nolan graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance and received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Mr. Nolan is also a CFA charterholder.

   Christian Wetherbee
   Senior Analyst
   Citi Investment Research

Christian Wetherbee has more than 12 years of Wall Street experience, including six years covering the transportation sector. Mr. Wetherbee joined Citi Investment Research in November 2010 as a senior analyst in the Industrials group covering Airfreight, Surface & Marine Transportation. Prior to joining Citi, Mr. Wetherbee was the senior Transportation analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co., which he joined following 10 years at Merrill Lynch holding numerous positions, including the last five as a publishing analyst on the highly ranked Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity Research team covering this industrial sector. Mr. Wetherbee received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and completed his dual-focused M.B.A. in finance and accounting with honors at the Fordham University Graduate School of Business.

Featured Moderator

   Nicolas Bornozis
Capital Link, Inc.

Since 1996 Mr. Nicolas Bornozis is the founder, President and CEO of Capital Link, Inc., an international investor relations and financial advisory group. He also established and managed, Alexander Capital, L.P, a US broker-dealer firm, which developed brokerage and investment banking business in North America with the Greek, Egyptian and Russian markets. Prior to Capital Link (1988-1995), he served as President and CEO of CCF International Finance Corp. (CCF IFC), the US broker/dealer subsidiary of Credit Commercial de France, now part of HSBC, and worked at the International Department of Bankers Trust Company in New York (1982-1984) and then at the Commercial Banking operation of CCF in New York (1985-1987) focusing on the financing of Wall Street firms and shipping. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1982) and a Law Degree from the University of Athens (1979), in Greece with specialization in commercial and corporate law and is a graduate of Athens College in Greece.


The webinar will consist of a 40-minute expert presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A lasting for 15 minutes.  This webinar will be archived and available for replay upon registration.

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