Andrew Hampson
Managing Director
Tufton Oceanic Limited

Mr. Andrew Hampson began his career with Bank of America in 1978 where, after training in various operational departments, he graduated through the bank's internal MBA level lending program. Mr. Hampson performed a variety of functions in the credit administration department and problem loan groups before becoming a credit and marketing officer in the bank's European ship lending department in 1986. In 1992 he joined Theisen Securities, a private maritime corporate finance house, where he primarily focused on providing debt related advisory and arranging services to a variety of worldwide shipping companies and debt providers. In 2002 he joined the Tufton Group initially to assist in the development of Tufton's corporate finance business and subsequently to build up Tufton's position as a dedicated fund manager in the shipping asset space. Mr. Hampson is Managing Director of Tufton's Asset Backed Investment team which currently manages ~$1.3bn of external funds and directly owns 87 vessels for both European pension fund private accounts and a recently launched public investment trust vehicle which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Hampson is a main board director of Tufton's Cypriot holding company and well as other Tufton related companies, he resides in the UK.