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Faculty

With strong backgrounds in academia, industry and teaching providing the best academic support, our Faculty combine thought leadership and experience to deliver state-of-the art modules and prepare our students to engage with the financial world and build their career in banking and finance.

Benefiting from substantial careers worldwide at companies such as Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, Citi, Credit Suisse, to name a few, our Faculty members also hold academic degrees from leading universities, including New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration and the London Business School (the world's two financial capitals).

Capt. Kaizad Doctor

Dr Captain Kaizad Doctor Kaizad

Visiting Scholar

Kaizad is the Director of Modelling at MSI, a maritime consultancy. He is responsible for empirical research, statistical and computational modelling, database management, new product development and optimization of existing systems. His interests are in the field of shipping economics, asset (loan) pricing and valuation, statistical arbitrage and applied econometrics.

Kaizad also 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 taught courses in quantitative methods, probability theory and econometrics at the masters and undergraduate level.

Expertise
Econometrics, Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Processes, Risk Management, Machine Learning, Commodity Trading, Graph Theory.

Experience 

MSI, Financial Modelling, Director
Vesselsvalue, Analytics, Director
ExxonMobil and various maritime organizations, Master mariner.

Education
PhD, Econometrics, Cass Business School, City, University of London: 2010 – 2014
MRes, Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (Distinction): 2009 – 2010
MSc, Shipping Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (Distinction): 2006 – 2007.

Professional Qualifications
Master mariner, Lancaster University (Distinction) [Master mariner, Class 1, Unlimited]: 2002 – 2003.

Consulting 

  • Supporting credit funds with structuring analytics, valuations, end of year stress-tests and market intelligence and back-leverage
  • Restructured loans as well as a (synthetic) CDS on behalf of banks and institutional investors
  • Modelling and pricing complex preferred equity structures, options, collars, leases etc
  • Consulting maritime banks on IFRS9 based risk modelling
    Middle Eastern Government on their maritime strategy.

Languages
English (fluent), Hindi, Gujarati.

Elected Publications 

  • Transportation research - Part E
  • Economic significance of quantitative spread trading in the FFA markets. Working paper
  • Evaluating the characteristics of the long memory component in FFA spreads Working paper
  • Economic significance of the persistence in hedge fund performance: a non-parametric approach. Working paper
  • Economic significance of market timing rules in the forward freight agreement market.

Membership 

Royal Statistical Society
Baltic Exchange.

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Visiting Faculty


Our Visiting Faculty comprise exceptional Professors and Scholars who contribute to our thought leadership agenda and actively participate in high-profile institutional activities.

Many of our community of Visiting Professors and Scholars hold research roles at top institutions within the City of London. With this knowledge, they further enhance the resources we bring to our students.

Capt. Kaizad Doctor

Dr Captain Kaizad Doctor Kaizad

Visiting Scholar

Kaizad is the Director of Modelling at MSI, a maritime consultancy. He is responsible for empirical research, statistical and computational modelling, database management, new product development and optimization of existing systems. His interests are in the field of shipping economics, asset (loan) pricing and valuation, statistical arbitrage and applied econometrics.

Kaizad also 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 taught courses in quantitative methods, probability theory and econometrics at the masters and undergraduate level.

Expertise
Econometrics, Statistical Modelling, Stochastic Processes, Risk Management, Machine Learning, Commodity Trading, Graph Theory.

Experience 

MSI, Financial Modelling, Director
Vesselsvalue, Analytics, Director
ExxonMobil and various maritime organizations, Master mariner.

Education
PhD, Econometrics, Cass Business School, City, University of London: 2010 – 2014
MRes, Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (Distinction): 2009 – 2010
MSc, Shipping Trade and Finance, Cass Business School, City, University of London (Distinction): 2006 – 2007.

Professional Qualifications
Master mariner, Lancaster University (Distinction) [Master mariner, Class 1, Unlimited]: 2002 – 2003.

Consulting 

  • Supporting credit funds with structuring analytics, valuations, end of year stress-tests and market intelligence and back-leverage
  • Restructured loans as well as a (synthetic) CDS on behalf of banks and institutional investors
  • Modelling and pricing complex preferred equity structures, options, collars, leases etc
  • Consulting maritime banks on IFRS9 based risk modelling
    Middle Eastern Government on their maritime strategy.

Languages
English (fluent), Hindi, Gujarati.

Elected Publications 

  • Transportation research - Part E
  • Economic significance of quantitative spread trading in the FFA markets. Working paper
  • Evaluating the characteristics of the long memory component in FFA spreads Working paper
  • Economic significance of the persistence in hedge fund performance: a non-parametric approach. Working paper
  • Economic significance of market timing rules in the forward freight agreement market.

Membership 

Royal Statistical Society
Baltic Exchange.

Visit Kaizad Doctor's LinkedIn profile