MG Capital Winds Down Hedge Fund, Preps P.E. Funds

Jun 1 2007 | 11:52am ET

While some firms are launching private equity products to complement their hedge fund offerings and vice versa, at least one shop is going the other way. MG Capital this week said it intends to wind down its hedge fund business, Jade Absolute Fund Managers, in order to concentrate on its private equity business.

Jade Chief Investment Officer Stephen Swift is retiring, making it the opportune time to wind down Jade Absolute and focus on the p.e. business, according to Peter Hannen, MG's Chairman.

“We have therefore agreed with Close Investments that our advisory role on the Close Investments Far East Equity Fund, the main fund advised by Jade, will be taken on by another advisor at the end of this month,” he said. The firm’s advisory role in the Close Equity Fund, which is a long-only Asian equity fund, has been handed over to Singapore-based UOB Asset Management.

Charles Fowler, MG’s managing director and compliance officer, said the firm is still finalizing its plans for Jade and declined to further comment on its impending demise.  The firm is planning the launch of a pan-Asia (ex-Japan) p.e. fund and another undisclosed p.e. fund sometime in October, according to Fowler.


In Depth

Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

Volkered: How Financial Sector Reforms are Creating Opportunities for Hedge Funds

Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET

New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET

    As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

July/August 2014 Cover

In search of the ‘new normal’ at the Fed

The Federal Reserve keeps baby-stepping toward a “normalization” of monetary policy. But just what is normal?

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.