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.

The Nevada native and naturalised Swiss citizen is not a man to normally give interviews but agreed to speak to TradeWinds to describe the role he played in putting together MPCC, London and Cardiff-based bulker owner Anglo International Shipping and London-based aframax tanker owner Union Crude Carriers.