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

Harry Doze - Marstrat

What we can learn from the Norwegians

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The present situation of the shipbuilding sector compels a further reflection of the way of cooperating especially in the Netherlands. Some time ago our partner Harry Doze has been looking…

Charles Groenhuijsen - Marstrat - Think and drink

Groenhuijsen: ‘I say we underestimate Trump’

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During the annual Think & Drink event of Marstrat BV, Charles Groenhuijsen gave an outline on the consequences of Trump leadership on worldwide trade and the maritime sector. According to…

Marstrat Pemex

Mexico is open for business and partnership opportunities

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Mexico is a leading oil and gas producer, ranking as 10th largest producer globally and 18th in terms of proven reserves. Three quarters of the production is offshore in shallow…

Smart Maintenance Business Lunch Europort 2017 - Marstrat - IFS

Smart Maintenance, what’s next?

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On November 8th maritime consultancy firm Marstrat and software provider IFS will host the second consecutive Smart Maintenance Business Lunch at Europort 2017 in Rotterdam. In line with the fair’s…