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A Post-Covid Future?

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 20 May 2020

We are probably all considering the reality of our lockdown lives now that the novelty has worn off and, for those of us in COVID hot spots like the UK, we face up to ‘the new normal’, whatever that may be.

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KYC and the Documentary Arms Race

Posted by William Hogg on 20 May 2020

Back in the golden days of working from offices, there was apparently a thing known as “my word is my bond”.

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WTI futures market: Risk versus Return in an Unprecedented Era

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 19 May 2020

The rollercoaster that is today’s West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures market promises to give everyone connected to oil derivatives trading a very interesting ride in the weeks and months ahead.

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Hin Leong - A lesson learnt?

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 22 Apr 2020

Yet again, we, as risk analysts, have to pick apart a major corporate failure and see what could have been done differently. How can lessons be learned, and models adjusted, in the future?

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Due diligence and fraud, a case study

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 14 Apr 2020

Being a risk manager nowadays requires an enormous range of skills and knowledge, covering compliance, pricing, credit, operational and market risk, geopolitics, sanctions, and deep commercial awareness. Throw in the unfolding impact of the Covid-19 pandemic (not least on the availability of sources), and it’s hardly surprising that in the fast-paced world of shipping and commodities, the importance of basic “vanilla” due diligence is sidelined. 

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Oil market shock: Transition will give way to Adaptation

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 7 Apr 2020

With a sharp downturn in prices and unclear future demand, the oil industry is facing major challenges in the wake of COVID-19. How will it adjust? What changes will we see? And, what are the implications for risk analysts across the industry? 

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Containers and COVID-19 - Supply/Demand on a knife edge

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 24 Mar 2020

Container rate fundamentals have remained solid so far, but future western demand and its supply chain handling ability is a serious concern.

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Tankers and COVID-19 - Gains, for the moment

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 24 Mar 2020

Certain tanker sectors have ridden a series of exceptional events to net exceptional returns. 

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Dry Bulk and COVID-19 - Running on Empty

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 23 Mar 2020

It is hard to find anybody who is prepared to underplay the impact of COVID-19 on the dry bulk market today.

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Bunkers and COVID-19 - Finance turns to Intelligence

Posted by Infospectrum Analyst Team on 23 Mar 2020

With the collapse in oil prices and emergence of COVID-19, should bunker players turn their focus from financing to counterparty risk?

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