Dr. Adam Kent
T: +44 (207) 940 0074
Adam has overall responsibility for the integrity of MSI's databases along with quantitative research and statistical analysis for MSI's consultancy projects, modelling and forecasting tools.
Since joining MSI in 2002 Adam has developed the company's vessel valuation and forecasting capabilities across all shipping sectors and has been retained as an expert witness (in both the UK and the USA) on a number of valuation, value and cash flow cases (historical and forecast for wet and dry sectors).
He is responsible for overseeing the fleet supply components of the Shipping Planning Services products and is regularly invited to speak at international shipping conferences on a wide range of topics.
Adam also sits on the Management Board for Shipping in Changing Climates, a £3.5Mn UK government financed research initiative involving a multi-disciplinary consortium of leading UK academic institutions and 35 industry stakeholders. The objectives of the project are aimed at addressing shipping’s possible responses due to changes in macroeconomic drivers, regulations and climate.
He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Ecology from the University of Southampton, and a First Class B.Sc. Honours degree in Applied Biology from the University of Bath.
+44 (207) 940 0073
Stuart is responsible for developing and managing MSI's modelling systems. In addition he oversees the Shipbuilding and Specialist Sector Services, as well as co-ordinating consultancy projects.
Stuart also sits on the Management Board for Shipping in Changing Climates, a £3.5Mn UK government financed research initiative involving a multi-disciplinary consortium of leading UK academic institutions and 35 industry stakeholders. The objectives of the project are aimed at addressing shipping’s possible responses due to changes in macroeconomic drivers, regulations and climate.
Prior to joining MSI in 1996, Stuart was Deputy Editor at the magazine Lloyd's Shipping Economist. He wrote on all aspects of the international shipping industry, in addition to having editorial responsibility for the coverage of the shipbuilding, dry bulk, tanker and liquefied gas markets.
Stuart graduated with an M.A. in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
+44 (207) 940 7197
Niklas re-joined MSI in August 2012 from Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR), having previously worked as MSI’s Research Director during 2003-05 with responsibility for MSI’s dry bulk and tanker planning services.
At SFR, Niklas was Head of Market Analysis and Project Manager for SFR’s strategy for alternative road transportation fuels.
Prior to joining SFR, Niklas spent 6 years as Head of Global Market Intelligence at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), where he was part of the Ocean Transportation management team and responsible for developing the group’s forecasts for the PCTC and deepsea RoRo markets as well as providing key directions for corporate strategy. In addition, Niklas has 6 years experience from a similar role with Gearbulk.
Niklas graduated with an M.Sc. In Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School in 1996, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS).
Capt. Kaizad Doctor, PhD
Director of Modelling
+44 (207) 940 7193
Kaizad had an extensive seagoing career with Exxon Mobil and Mitsui on LPG, VLCC's and dry bulk carriers, culminating with two years in command. He has an MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance (with Distinction), an MRes in Finance (with Distinction) as well as a PhD in finance from Cass Business School. He enjoys teaching courses in quantitative methods, probability theory and econometrics at the masters and undergraduate level.
As the Director of Modelling at MSI he is responsible for empirical research, statistical and computational modelling, database management, new product development and optimization of existing systems. His current work is focused on creating risk management solutions for financial institutions towards Basel II compliance. He has written several academic papers in the field of shipping economics, asset pricing and valuation, statistical arbitrage and applied econometrics.
Director of Product Development
+44 (207) 940 0075
Will is MSI’s Director of Product Development, leading our efforts to refine, expand and enhance our subscription products and consultancy output. Will has over a decade’s experience in analyzing and modelling the shipping markets, having been MSI’s principal dry bulk analyst for most of his 10 years here, following four years as a container trade analyst. He has a strong background in automating analytical processes and has built applications in a range of software languages, including C++, .NET/C#, VBA.
Will retains overall responsibility for updating our forecasts and reports for our Dry Shipping Planning Service (DSPS), Bulker Freight Forecaster and dry bulk specialist sector models, and is often involved in bespoke consultancy and research projects. He regularly presents to clients on the dry bulk markets.
Prior to joining MSI in 2007, Will was employed was in the liner sector, working for OOCL as an analyst in the Atlantic trade. He has a BEng Honours degree in Ship Science from the University of Southampton and is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. He is also a graduate of FitchLearning's advanced Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) course, focusing on stochastic methods of forecasting for risk management and pricing of derivatives.
Director of Consultancy
+44 (207) 940 7194
James covers both the container shipping and offshore oil and gas markets for MSI. He is responsible for containership market forecasting, producing MSI's regular containership publications and updating the container shipping model, as well as being involved in bespoke consultancy and research projects.
On the offshore side, he takes a lead role in developing MSI's suite of models covering the offshore markets.
Prior to joining MSI, James studied for an MSc in International Trade, Finance and Development at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Previously he worked as an analyst at Clarksons Research, and has undergraduate qualifications in History and Economics, respectively from Oxford University and Birkbeck College, London.
Director, Oil and Tanker Markets
+44 (207) 940 0078
Tim is responsible for MSI's macroeconomic and oil market forecasting. Specialising in the tanker sector he regularly gives presentations to clients including banks, brokers and shipowners regarding the market outlook.
With overall responsibility for MSI's Tanker Shipping Planning Service (TSPS) model and report, as well as the Tanker Freight Forecaster, Tim is also often involved in bespoke consultancy and research projects.
Prior to joining MSI, Tim worked for Shell Trading and has a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick.
+44 (207) 940 0072
Harvey covers the LNG and LPG shipping markets at MSI and is responsible for developing the sector’s forecast models, producing periodic market analysis and contributing to bespoke consultancy projects.
Prior to starting at MSI, Harvey covered the global LNG market at the price reporting agency Argus Media, with a focus on the Atlantic basin and European (principally UK, France and Spain) gas markets.
+44 (207) 940 7198
Alex's principal focus is empirical research, statistical and computational modelling, and product development, as well as contributing to bespoke consultancy projects.
Prior to joining MSI, Alex was employed as a shipping research analyst focusing on AIS analytics and research projects involving ship finance and freight derivatives. He graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Southampton.
+44 (207) 940 0077
Daniel's principal focus is on MSI's valuations service. He also assists the sector shipping analysts with the generation of regular monthly/quarterly services, bespoke consultancy and research reports.
Prior to joining MSI, Daniel studied for an MBA at IE Business School in Madrid and worked as an analyst in the retail banking business in Venezuela.
Dr. Ferenc Pasztor
+44 (207) 940 7196
Ferenc is responsible for analysing the offshore oil & gas industry and the related vessel markets and has been developing MSI's offshore support vessel and drilling rig market forecast models. He is involved in bespoke research and consultancy projects.
Before taking this role at MSI, Ferenc worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Commission of Atomic and Alternative Energy (CEA) in France.
Ferenc has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from BOKU, Vienna
+44 (207) 234 9478
Senthuran covers the chemical tanker shipping markets at MSI, developing the sector’s forecast models, producing periodic market analysis and contributing to bespoke research and consultancy projects.
Prior to joining MSI, Senthuran was a Petrochemical Market Consultant at Tecnon Orbichem, responsible for delivering various confidential studies on strategic and market analysis and project feasibility.
Senthuran has a BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
+44 (207) 234 9475
Daniel covers the container shipping sector for MSI, with responsibilities for MSI’s containership publications and underlying model. He is also responsible for MSI’s macroeconomic forecasting and commentary.
Before joining MSI, Daniel worked as a researcher for the Center for European Policy Analysis, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on Central and Eastern Europe. He has previously held think tank and research-related roles in Italy and Spain.
Daniel studied for an MA in International Relations and International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in History at the University of Cambridge.
+44 (207) 234 9472
+44 (207) 234 9473
Will's main focus is on the dry bulk market, updating the model and contributing to the report writing for the Dry Shipping Planning Service and Bulker Freight Forecaster reports.
Prior to joining MSI Will worked as a Middle Office/Risk analyst with commodities traders ECTP in Geneva, and then in London. There, he covered several different markets including grains and oilseeds, coffee, cotton, and dry bulk (cargos, charters and FFA).
Will graduated from Oxford University with an MMathPhil (Mathematics and Philosophy).
Finance, Sales and Administration
Key Account Manager
+44 (207) 940 7191
Robert is responsible for MSI’s sales and account management. He has extensive experience with web-based, business intelligence and security tools, most recently working with Shipowners and Managers to deliver services to ensure compliance with IMO regulations. Having gained knowledge in the industry supplying technology for the day-to-day management of vessels, he is now focused on developing MSI’s relationships with Shipowners/Managers and our next generation of online products.
Robert holds a BA (Hons) in Modern History from the University of Essex and an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent, where his primary focus was security/conflict studies and terrorism and national security. He is currently studying part-time for an advanced diploma in Shipping Business and Ship Operations & Management from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
+44 (207) 940 7199
Lydia’s core focus is supporting the company’s commercial activities; contributing to marketing campaigns, events planning and logistics and CRM management.
Lydia graduated with a first-class degree in BA Management Studies (Marketing) from the University of Leicester and gained work experience as a Junior Account Executive for a digital marketing agency whilst studying.
Senior Software Engineer
+44 (207) 234 9474
+44 (207) 234 9471