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Peter Livanos taps former high fliers at HSBC and Goldman Sachs to run new investment vehicle

Matthew Westerman, previously co-head of HSBC’s investment bank, and Julian Metherell, the former boss of Goldman Sachs’s UK investment bank, have been tapped by Greek shipping magnate Peter Livanos to form MW&L Capital Partners, a private investment vehicle that will focus on energy, financial services and shipping.
Livanos is one of the major names in Greek shipping. His companies include GasLog and Ceres Shipping,
The new investment firm will have “a desire for influence if not control” of the companies it invests in, according to an email seen by Sky News in the UK, which was sent by Westerman to contacts on Friday.
“We think our backgrounds as owners, operators, advisers and investors provides a good perspective with which to engage with investment opportunities and put capital to work,” the email stated.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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