Neil Martin

Neil Martin

Neil is an independent finance and investment advisor with extensive experience in the global shipping industry. His expertise covers lending, corporate finance and funds / investment management, through roles with companies such as DVB Bank, Fortis, ABN AMRO and Nesec Financieringen B.V.


The New Reality of Ship Finance

By Neil Martin 2016-08-31 00:36:44

Ship finance is in the midst of a continual downward spiral. Eight years on from the onset of the financial crisis, banks continue to announce steady, if not increasing loan loss provisions against their shipping portfolios. Some are selling part or all of their distressed loan books to private equity and hedge funds, and for the majority of shipowners, new bank debt continues to become harder to source.  Despite investors pursuing an expansive search for yield, exposure to shipping is...

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