About Auld Partners

Auld Partners is a boutique shipping and finance focused firm, operating at Owner/Board and CEO/CFO level. We provide strategic advice for financial projects in the maritime industry and offer practical, hands on assistance in their execution. Our firm offers a rare combination of commercial banking, investment banking and shipping industry knowledge, as well as investor insight. We are one of the few firms to offer a truly global industry and financial perspective.

Senior Team

Robin Das

Robin founded Auld Partners in 2013.

From 2011 to 2012 Robin was Managing Director (partner) of Navigos Capital Management, an asset management firm established to focus on the shipping sector. Until October 2011, Robin was Global Head of Shipping at HSH Nordbank – the world’s largest shipping lender at the time. Before joining HSH in 2005, he was Head of Shipping at WestLB and prior to this Robin was joint Head of European Shipping at J.P. Morgan. Robin has worked in shipping finance and shipping investment banking since 1995.

Frank Pedder

Frank joined Auld Partners in 2014.

From 2006 to 2013 Frank was with DNB as Head of Corporate Finance and Senior Advisor, London, and prior to this spent 4 years with DVB Bank as Partner and senior member of the M&A/Advisory team. Frank started his career with Manufacturers Hanover (J.P. Morgan) in 1988 as a credit analyst and spent 13 years with J.P. Morgan in Oslo, London and New York, most recently as Head of Shipping Americas in New York.

Monish Sahni

Monish joined Auld Partners in 2018.

From 2008 to 2016 Monish was a Senior Research Analyst at CQS, a London based hedge fund, responsible for the Shipping and Offshore sectors and the firm’s restructuring efforts. Prior to that he was the Global Portfolio Manager for Citigroup’s Shipping and Logistics industries and a senior credit officer of the bank. Monish started his shipping career with Citibank in New York before relocating to Hong Kong as Regional Shipping Head for SE Asia and China, and then to London as a senior banker. He has worked in shipping finance for nearly 30 years.

Kurt Vermeulen

Kurt is Senior Advisor to Auld Partners.

Since 2000 he has worked as a strategy consultant and is the Visiting Lecturer on Shipping Strategy at Cass Business School (City University, London). Prior to this (1994-2000), he was a Vice President in Mergers & Acquisitions at J.P. Morgan where he focussed on the shipping, transportation, logistics and chemicals industries. Kurt commenced his career as a lawyer with a focus on commercial, corporate and European law and started working on shipping related matters in 1991.