The Shipping Man

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The Shipping Man
When restless New York City hedge fund manager Robert Fairchild watches the Baltic Dry Cargo Index plunge 97%, registering an all-time high and a 25-year low within the span of just six months, he decides to buy a ship.

Immediately fantasizing about naming a vessel after his wife, carrying a string of worry beads and being...
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Overview

The Shipping Man
When restless New York City hedge fund manager Robert Fairchild watches the Baltic Dry Cargo Index plunge 97%, registering an all-time high and a 25-year low within the span of just six months, he decides to buy a ship.

Immediately fantasizing about naming a vessel after his wife, carrying a string of worry beads and being able to introduce himself as a "shipowner" at his upcoming college reunion, Fairchild immediately embarks on an odyssey into the most exclusive, glamorous and high stakes business in the world.

From pirates off the coast of Somalia and on Wall Street to Greek and Norwegian shipping magnates, the education of Robert Fairchild is an expensive one. In the end, he loses his hedge fund, but he gains a life - as a Shipping Man. Part fast paced financial thriller, part ship finance text book, The Shipping Man is 310 pages of required reading for anyone with an interest in capital formation for shipping.
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Aaron Kelley
It may not come as a surprise to those in the know that the Connecticut-based author’s debut title, “The Shipping Man”, has caught the attention of John Fredriksen, Tor Olav Troim and other high ranking members of the marine cluster as many of the book’s characters evoke images of the market’s leading lights.
G Captain
After reading the first chapter of The Shipping Man I was hooked and ordered the book. I burned through the book in three days. This is part of the other problem I have with books. When they are good, I just have to read the whole thing.
Greg Miller
Why would someone risk millions to own ships? For the sober, textbook answer, read Martin Stopford’s Maritime Economics. For an explanation involving ‘shipowner’s punch’ and Jägermeister, read The Shipping Man.
John Cartner
I recently have had the delight of reading Matthew McCleery’s new novella, The Shipping Man. Well done, Mr McCleery. Well done indeed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983716303
  • Publisher: International Marketing Strategies, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/8/2011
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 110,507
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt McCleery is the President of Marine Money International. He is also Managing Director of Blue Sea Capital, Inc., an advisory firm specializing in the arrangement of debt and equity financing for vessels.
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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    HIghly recommended. A very compelling story that reveals some insight into the complications within the Shipping Business. Very interesting and compelling novel.

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