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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Marstrat continues support of Maritime Awards Gala

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Rotterdam based maritime consultancy firm Marstrat has supported Maritime Awards Gala (MAG) over the years and became Gold Sponsor for the first time in 2018. Marstrat confirms to continue the…

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Marstrat is pleased with decision Dutch Senate to allow commercial armed guards on board Dutch vessels

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Marstrat is pleased with the decision of the Dutch Senate on 19 March 2019 to allow commercial armed guards on board Dutch flagged vessels. After a long period of cooperation…

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Marstrat driving force behind Groningen Maritime Board

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During a well attended meeting on 17 March, Patrick Brouns, member of the Provincial Executive of the Province of Groningen installed the Groningen Maritime Board. Egbert Vuursteen, CEO of Royal…

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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…