About us

MGI is a family office with significant hedge fund and real estate exposure. In 2023 Marcel co-founded Fund of Funds Swaen Melis Fund (SMF) with Cliff Go at Swaen Capital. Besides that MGI is a third party marketing firm which specialises in the alternative investment arena with a particular focus on hedge funds. All MGI distribution fees are invested in funds. Our CEO Marcel Melis is knowledgeable about the hedge fund industry and has a history of success.

MGI acts as an independent liaison between investors and best in class fund managers. We work with a network of over 3000 investors who are mainly located across Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East. We work with pension funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, fund of funds, family offices, foundations, consultants and HNWI. We are selective with the hedge funds that we are adding to our platform and only work with about 20 managers. Our focus is to assist our investors to identify high quality funds that match their searches and assist managers growing their assets under management. With our global network, including partner consultants, we are well positioned to assist both investors and hedge fund managers across the globe. Our managers and investors appreciate that our Family Office also invest its own money.

We raised about $1 billion for about 20 funds since our start in 2010.

MGI is licensed by the Netherlands Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) and is supervised by the AFM and DNB and registered across Europe. In the U.S.A., securities are offered through our business partner Young America Capital, LLC, , a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).

Our founders experience

Our CEO Marcel Melis is knowledgeable about the hedge fund industry and has a history of success.He is known as being reliable, entrepreneurial and responsive to customer inquiries.Marcel Melis has a proven track record in raising assets and selecting hedge funds.

Marcel’s MGI family office has a significant hedge fund and real estate exposure. Marcel has one of the widest networks globally and can provide access to a wider range of funds than would be available to others or funds that may not be available to the average investor.Marcel often travels Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East to work with our partners.

He has over 25 years’ experience at BP, Statkraft, Reliant, DELTA Energy, Energy Capital Management /MMT Energy Fund and MGI.He holds his MBA from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands) and FINRA licenses 22, 82 and 63.In 2006 Marcel founded Energy Capital Management (AuM $150 ml) to manage the MMT Energy Fund until 2010.In 2010 Marcel founded MGI to serve as a global distributor for a selected group of best-in-class hedge funds.

Jan Meulenbelt is a seasoned investment professional. Jan is a registered Financial Analyst (VBA) and is a licensed Investment Advisor. Also, Jan has a Master in Marketing at Tilburg University (TIAS). Experience ranging from derivatives, starting as Floor Broker on the Options Exchange in 1985, to property as General Manager at ING Real Estate Global Multi Manager business up to 2012. Specifically, the successful development of new business such as the launch of innovative structured derivatives funds and non-listed multimanager real estate investment funds are worth mentioning.

Johnathan de Gouveia forms part of the Board of the company since 2023. Johnathan de Gouveia is a finance professional with experience in financial analysis, corporate finance, with extensive experience in accounting and tax compliance. He has gained his experience in the International Financial Services Industry in Curacao, the Netherlands and the Middle East. Johnathan has been with United Group for over two years and is servicing a variety of internationally operating companies. Johnathan holds a master’s degree in accounting from the Erasmus University

Business partners

Young America Capital, LLC

For our U.S.A. sales activities we partner with Young America Capital. Young America Capital is a FINRA/SEC licensed broker dealer based in the New York metro area serving the investment banking needs of early stage and middle market companies. They also offer specialized services to both funds and investors in the Alternative Investment arena. Through its team of experienced investment banking advisors and funds marketing executives, Young America provides customized services to raise debt and equity capital, engage in buy and sell side mergers & acquisitions, and secure institutional capital commitments for established or new alternative fund managers.

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