A quiet player in container, crude tanker and dry bulk shipping has shown some of his cards in a recent selldown of Oslo-listed MPC Container Ships (MPCC).

The US, UK and China-educated fund manager Darren Maupin, 45, a former Fidelity Investments investment guru, started his Pilgrim Global and Pelerin Global funds in 2011 and in the past five years has quickly built up holdings across shipping sectors.