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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A day in Shipyard Process Improvement

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The last years Marstrat allocated a significant part of its consulting capacity to operational management in leading shipyards. One of the leading shipbuilding companies in the Netherlands used the Marstrat…

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It’s lonely at the top

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Decision making at C-level can be a lonely affair. Often the most important decisions owner or board makes, are done by a small number of people. The reason for this…

Alternative Ship Finance Raymond Ko - Marstrat - Maritime Strategy Implemented

(Alternative) Ship Finance

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Smart Maintenance Business Lunch, The Next Steps

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If you are interested in smart maintenance of your maritime assets, we invite you to join the Smart Maintenance Business Lunch. This high level event will take place on Wednesday…