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  • J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives Raises Nearly $...

    J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced the closing of its Global Maritime Investment Fund II with $480 million in capital commitments from a broad range of international institutional investors, including pension plans, insurance companies, and endowment and health care entities.

  • Russia Says Economy Less Dependent on Oil

    The Russian budget has adjusted to oil price swings, according to Finance Minister Anton Siluanov. The non-energy fiscal deficit has dropped, while the ruble has gained over 11% year-on-year, proving the resilience of the economy to low crude prices.

  • Hellas: Bank Shipfinancing Retreats As Owners...

    Bank shipfinance into Greek shipping has contracted by 8.77% during 2016. This is the biggest contraction since 2009. This should be seen in the light of an almost 3% growth by Greek shipping in DWT terms over 2016 (Greek Shipping Co-peration Committee). 

  • Is Ship Finance a Great Stock for Value Investors?

    Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value?

  • Engineers Gate Manager LP Boosts Stake in Ship...

    Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its stake in shares of Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) by 3.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 69,986 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 2,439 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP owned about 0.07% of Ship Finance International Limited worth $1,029,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) Stake...

    ProVise Management Group LLC continued to hold its position in Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,500 shares of the shipping company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. ProVise Management Group LLC’s holdings in Ship Finance International Limited were worth $257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Bowling Portfolio Management LLC Has $777,000 Stake in Ship Finance International Limited

Bowling Portfolio Management LLC raised its stake in Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) by 82.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 57,124 shares of the shipping company’s stock after buying an additional 25,779 shares during the period. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC owned 0.06% of Ship Finance International Limited worth $777,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Legal & General Group Plc Sells 311 Shares of Ship Finance International Limited (SFL)

Legal & General Group Plc reduced its position in shares of Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 17,207 shares of the shipping company’s stock after selling 311 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc’s holdings in Ship Finance International Limited were worth $254,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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ABS Demand Unlikely to Alter Consumer Banks’ Funding Mix

Increased issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS) by U.S. banks and nonbank financial institutions (NBFIs) could affect some issuers’ credit profiles if it leads to a sustained increase in secured wholesale funding sources, says Fitch Ratings. However, we believe that this trend does not yet represent a structural shift, with many consumer finance-oriented financial institutions raising consumer ABS issuance opportunistically to take advantage of attractive pricing and to enhance the liquidity of their ABS programs.

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China Buys Up Strategic Sri Lankan Seaport As The Maritime Silk Road Sails On

A deal between China and Sri Lanka over the Hambantota deep sea port may be done — finally. After nearly a year-long showdown that brought China and India into the ring and sparked tensions and even outright violence between the various facets of Sri Lanka’s political spectrum, the toboggle may now be over . . . at least on paper.

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