Raymond Ko CFA – Managing partner

Raymond Ko is a maritime financial services professional with 18 years of experience. Ever since he started his career at MeesPierson, he fully enjoyed working in international finance and the maritime sector. As a shipping financier, Raymond worked for international banks in the UK and the Netherlands, supporting the development of companies in Western Europe, Greece, the Middle East and Russia. More recent he ran Maas Capital, a $350 mln investment portfolio in shipping on behalf of the ABN AMRO bank. He held board positions at investee companies and worked as an advisor to ship-owners.

Clients know Raymond for his dedication and loyalty. Establishing professional (financial) relationships for mutual benefit and business development is what makes Raymond tick. He holds a Master in Business Economics from Maastricht University and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Raymond’s expertise is in shipping mortgage lending and corporate finance. He is able to quickly assess funding capabilities for projects or asset acquisitions. With an entrepreneurial mind-set and the experience of numerous down-cycles in the shipping market, he has a sharp eye for both accessing and mitigating business risks.

Areas of expertise:

  • Ship finance
  • Business development
  • Credit and risk management
  • Banking and restructuring
  • Investment management / Fund raising

We are a middle sized shipowner, and we are considering to build a new series of ships. Technically we know what we want, but the financing part is the hardest. Our bank and the shipyard we are eyeing have some possibilities, but the remaing 20% still is a problem. Thanks to Marstrat we could make the deal at the end of the day.

Insights

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Photo gallery Think and Drink 2017

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On September 28th Charles Groenhuijsen gave an inspiring presentation on how Trump led protectionism and disruptive creativity impacts the maritime industry during the annual Think an Drink at KRZV De Maas.

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Is your maritime business ready for recovery?

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We hear positive noises in the markets from brokers, researchers, ship-owners and even bankers. The global economy and international trade is recovering from the downturn and our clients see improvements…

Investment Guide Deal Drecht Cities

Regional maritime policy emerging

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A new phenomenon is rising in The Netherlands: regional initiatives for promotion and policy specifically focused on the maritime sector. Recently, Rotterdam started the branding campaign ‘Maritime Capital of Europe‘….

Marstrat shipbuilding

Turkey

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Turkey; where east meets west, where ancient meets modern, but also where maritime recovery meets continued struggle for the countries shipyard industry. Shipping is a global industry. Turkish shipowners are…