A Robert Fairchild Novel
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 abo...
Combining a ship finance textbook with a jet setting geopolitical romp, Viking Raid picks up where The Shipping Man left off on a journey into the famously private world of international shipping tycoons and their financiers. At the conclusion of ...
Robert Fairchild is back. The peripatetic shipping financial wizard - the brainchild of author Matt McCleery - returns for the final instalment of the Shipping Man trilogy, the best fiction series ever printed on the high flying, glamorous lives of the top of the shipowning jet set.
Exit Strategy marks the culmination of an adventure centering around ex-New York hedge fund manager, Fairchild, and his dealings with shipping magnates, many of whom bear more than a passing resemblance to well-known figures in today's industry.
Part fast-paced thriller, part ship finance text book, Exit Strategy carries on with the successful formula that has seen earlier tomes, The Shipping Man and Viking Raid, sell tens of thousand copies with Fairchild urgently enlisted to help out Norwegian shipping tycoon Coco Jacobsen again as a Sopranos-style money laundering operation threatens the shipping magnate's business. Funny and tongue in cheek, and yet a brilliant insight into how shipping transactions actually happen, Exit Strategy makes a potentially dry topic exciting and touches on key issues du jour such as ESG and decarbonisation.
-Splash Extra, September 30, 2020, https://splash247.com
Matt McCleery is the President of Marine Money and Managing Director of Blue Sea Capital, Inc. where he advises shipowners and investors on ship financing and investment transactions. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.