Two of the most recognisable faces in German ship finance are working on a project to lure pension funds back into the industry.

Torsten Teichert and Ingmar Loges have teamed up to form Hamburg boutique outfit Portum Capital Partners, targeting companies seeking to diversify into shipping.

They are approaching German institutional investors they believe are ready to re-enter the market after an absence of many years.

“We are right now talking with big institutional partners in terms that they might be our clients,” Teichert told TradeWinds.