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.

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Smart Maintenance Business Lunch, The Next Steps

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Marstrat – Gold Sponsor of the Maritime Awards Gala 2018

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Marstrat proudly announces to be Gold Sponsor of the Maritime Awards Gala 2018 (MAG). The Rotterdam based maritime consultancy firm has been a participant of the MAG over the years…

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Over the past ten years, the world fleet increased from roughly 75,000 ships to almost 95,000 (+26%). The total gross tonnage went from 773 million to 1,300 million (+68%). Typically…