18 September 2014

Leading Shipping Equity Analyst, Omar Nokta, joins Clarkson Capital Markets

Clarkson Capital Markets ("CCM"), the investment banking arm of Clarkson PLC, the world's leading shipping services group, is delighted it has further enhanced its equity research coverage with the appointment of Omar Nokta as Managing Director of Shipping Research. Omar will be based in CCM's New York office.

Omar brings significant sector experience and expertise to Clarkson Capital Markets. He joins CCM from Global Hunter Securities LLC where he was Senior Shipping Analyst. Prior to this he was Senior Research Analyst at Dahlman Rose, where he helped build the company into one of the leading shipping focussed investment banks, advancing its energy, commodities and metals and mining product offering. His industry awards include top stock picker according to the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Starmine and he holds a BBA degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Fordham University.

CCM is dedicated to serving the maritime, energy and natural resources sectors and is supported by the global network and industry knowledge of the leading maritime and offshore service provider Clarkson PLC.

Andi Case, Chief Executive Officer of Clarksons, commented: "This is a significant development for CCM. Omar has an outstanding reputation and we are absolutely delighted he is joining the team in New York. His experience will enhance and complement perfectly our unique offering as we continue to build the breadth of our capital markets business."

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Katie Matthews
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