Top ship financier Guo Fangmeng (Bill Guo) is said to be the latest leading rainmaker from the Chinese ship-leasing market to be taken away for questioning.

Guo is the global head of shipping finance for Beijing-based of Citic Financial Leasing (Citic FL) and formerly a leading executive with ICBC Financial Leasing.

The apparent detention comes at a time when Citic FL had just won official approval to step up from domestic ship finance to dollar-denominated deals.