Funds

We only work with best in class managers.
Our managers are reputable, experienced, and have best in class returns.
We work with managers invested across many different strategies.

Selected managers have following criteria:
1. Company Assets under Management of at least $100 million.
2. Best in class performance of at least 10% since inception and over the last 3 years.
3. High Sharpe ratio.
4. Low historical performance drawdowns compared to their peer group.
5. Uncorrelated returns.
6. Independent fund administrator.

Some other MGI opportunities :

  1. Swaen Melis Fund (SMF) : Annual target return 10-15%. One fund of funds of 9 hedge funds selected by Marcel Melis. Please click on these links for SMF FACTSHEET DECEMBER & SMF SHORT VIDEO
  2. ## NEW ## Catastrophic Bond Fund with an expected return 10% per annum, 31% over 36 months. In the case of an end of the world scenario, the investor is expected to receive 90% of their invested capital back.
  3. Life Settlements (AuM $684ml) : Annualized Return 14.3% (since February 2014). Low drawdown 2.4%, Average monthly return 1.2%, Positive months 96.6%. For a small video click HERE.
  4. Liquid Private Equity Secondary’s (AuM $675ml) : Annualized Return 08% (net of fees since Aug 2019). For a small video click HERE.
  5. Equity long/short Energy (AuM $740ml) : Annualized return 15.50%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.3 (net returns since July 19). The battery theme/energy transition (or “new energy” parts of the markets).
  6. Long/short Energy Commodities (AuM $740ml) : Annualized return 51.60%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.40 (net returns since Jan 19). Energy-related focused on long and short opportunities within energy companies and energy-related derivatives.
  7. Long/short Energy (AuM $740ml) : Annualized return 31.93%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.00 (net returns since Nov 19). Focusing on the resources sector. Invested primarily in single stocks, bonds and commodities across the resources sub-sectors: energy, metals & mining.
  8. US equity (AuM 424ml) : Annualized Return last 5 years 23.00% and 14.90%.
  9. Fixed income manager (AuM about EUR 1.3bn+) : Annualized return 13.68% and Sharpe ratio 1.77 (net returns since July 2003).
  10. Low Net L/S Equity Energy (AuM $1bn+)  : Annualized Return 70%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.1, last 3 years 17.40% (net returns since Jan 2004).
  11. Low Net L/S Equity US small and midcap (AuM $900 ml) : Annualized Return 11.70%, average low net exposure 8.4% (net returns since Nov 2008).
  12. Long Short spread trading in S&P 500 options (AuM $696ml) : Annualized Return 78% (net returns since May 2016).
  13. Unique early access to best Blockchain Technology projects. Focus on (pre-) seed-stage investments. Investee Funds look for 100x returns. Getting in at the earliest, private seed rounds creates exceptional asymmetry in outcomes.
  14. A Liquid Real Estate Bridge Loan Fund (AUM about EUR 565 ml) : (1) Annualized Return 11-13% for the mezzanine asset backed financing fund and (2) Annualized Return 8-10% for the bridge loan fund (net returns since October 2015).
  15. Diversified GP stakes (AuM 2.5bn) : Annualized Return 90% (net returns since Jan 16). A portfolio of minority equity stakes in 50+ distinct private market managers like CVC and Cerberus.
  16. Global Consumer Loans (AuM 460ml) : Annualized Return 40% (net returns since Aug 19).
  17. SME Receivables (AuM 2.7bn) : Annualized Return 87% (net returns since Jan 18).
  18. Investment Grade Corporate Receivables (AuM 2.3bn) : Annualized Return about 9.00% (net returns since Feb 21).
  19. Debt specialist cannabis real estate (AuM $418ml) : IRR: 13.90% (since June 2018). Finance the construction/conversion of properties for the cannabis industry.
  20. Commodity Fund (AuM 350ml): Annualized Return 14.39%. Commodity fund focused in European power and gas, international coal and emissions.
  21. Environmental Fund trading long only carbon emissions exclusively, on a global basis. Annualized Return 18.42% (net since April 2021).

SEVERAL MGI SELECTED FUNDS

 

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Manager 1 : Swaen Melis Fund (SMF)

Annual target return 10-15%

Click on these links for:

SMF FACTSHEET DECEMBER

SMF SHORT VIDEO

One fund of 9 hedge funds selected by Marcel Melis.

Generate a positive return in all environments.

SMF minimum investment $100k, underlying managers mostly have minimums of $1ml+

Underlying managers :

  1. AuM $100 ml+
  2. Reputable and very experienced managers
  3. Annualized returns of 10%+
  4. High Sharpe ratio
  5. Uncorrelated returns
  6. Max quarterly redemption liquidity

Below managers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be part of Swaen Melis Fund (SMF).

 

 

### NEW ### Catastrophic Bond Fund

An expected return 10% per annum, 31% over 36 months.

In the case of an end of the world scenario, the investor is expected to receive 90% of their invested capital back.

A & A+ credit rating of sponsor and Group Company

Excellent Diversification to protect principal and generate returns: 15 countries, 60 Insurance Companies, 200 policies (avg. 1-1.5% exposure in portfolio)

Senior Risk Exposure only: “Last one to pay”

ESG friendly

Minimum investment $125k.

 

Highlights about the new launch (Q1-2024) of an early stage Blockchain fund

  1. Unique early access to the best Blockchain Technology projects.
  2. Investing in the best VC blockchain managers globally.
  3. The fund will have a global portfolio of about 400-700 early stage investments.
  4. Investee Funds look for 100x returns for the 400-700 early stage investments.
  5. Getting in at the earliest, private seed rounds creates exceptional asymmetry in outcomes.
  6. 40% is called day 1.
  7. Term 5-10 years (average underlying structure is 5-7 years).
  8. First payments/distributions expected in about 3-5 years.

Fund performances estimates through 17 Dec 2023:

Vintage 2018-2020 : 15.50x

Vintage Feb-21 : 1.70x

Vintage Nov-21 : 1.05x

Vintage July-22 : 1.50x

 

 

Manager 2 : Life Settlement Fund (AuM about $684ml)

Annualized return 14.2% (since February 2014).

Last 1 year +9.90%, last 2 years 22.40% and last 3 years 33.30%

For a small video click HERE.

Low drawdown 2.4%.

Average monthly return 1.2%.

Positive months 96.6%.

Insurance Backed Assets : Insurance liabilities rank above an insurance company’s commitments to equity and bond holders.

The fund’s investment strategy is to achieve long term capital growth through the acquisition and trading of US life insurance policies, commonly known as Life Settlements, which are issued by US life insurance companies. The manager has over 25 years’ experience managing in secondary insurance markets.

Quarterly redemptions with 90 days’ notice.

Minimum investment $125k.

 

Manager 3 : Liquid Private Equity Secondary’s fund (AuM $675ml)

Annualized return 17.08%, while the MSCI world index gained 9.03% (net of fees since Aug 2019).

The offer quarterly subscription, the next subscription dealing day is April 1.

For a small video click HERE.

Drawdown 3.1%.

Purchase of assets at a discount to NAV.

Invested across 200+ funds and 1500+ companies.

Portfolio of mature fund interests (typically 3-8 years old & substantially funded).

85%+ of the portfolio is in secondary’s with <$ 100ml deal sizes – space ignored by larger funds.

Extremely low default rate remains at 0.7%, which is also the lowest amongst their peers.

Quarterly redemptions (subject to a one year lock-up period).

Minimum investment $125k.

Not for US investors.

 

Manager 4 : Long/short Energy (AuM $700ml+)

Fund 1

Annualized return 16.10%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.3 (net returns since July 19).

2024 +2.7% (through 19 Jan), 2023 +3.70%, 2022 +11.20%, 2021 +19%, 2020 +33.80%, July  – Dec 2019 +6.60% (all net returns).

Low net exposure strategy focused on the battery theme/energy transition (or “new energy” parts of the markets) which includes companies across the value chain (battery manufacturing, intermediaries, raw materials, end markets, and renewables).

Also available in UCITS fund.

Monthly redemptions with 30 days’ notice.

Minimum investment $1ml, for MGI clients $100k.

Fund 2

Annualized return 49.18%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.40 (net returns since Jan 19).

2024 +2.2% (through 19 Jan), 2023 -3.60%, 2022 +46.10%, 2021 +107.20%, 2020 +81.90%%, 2019 +39.50% (all net returns).

Energy-related focused on long and short opportunities within energy companies and energy-related derivatives.

Monthly redemptions with 30 days’ notice.

Minimum investment $1ml, for MGI clients $100k.

Fund 3

Annualized return 30.85%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.00 (net returns since Nov 19).

2024 +1.30% (through 19 Jan), 2023 +4.90%, 2022 +12.90% (through Dec 22), 2021 +83.1%, 2020 +21.7%%, Nov and Dec 2019 +19.80% (all net returns).

A long/short directional hedge fund focusing on the resources sector.

The portfolio is invested primarily in single stocks, bonds and commodities across the resources sub-sectors: energy, metals & mining.

Monthly redemptions with 30 days’ notice.

Minimum investment $1ml, for MGI clients $100k.

 

 

Manager 5 : Long Short spread trading in S&P 500 options  (AuM $684 ml)

Annualized returns 16.66% (net returns since May 2016).

2023 +16.51%, 2022 +12.53%, 2021 +15.62%, 2020 +17.28%, 2019 +18.31%, 2018 +10.68%, 2017 +24.03%, 2016 +12.86% (8 months) (all net returns).

Take advantage of the systemic mispricing of options whereby the seller is paid a premium (implied volatility) over the historical volatility of the underlying asset.

Invests in both long and short S&P 500 options.

Buys protection both above and below where it sells premium.

Dollar cost average into volatility with a dynamic approach to exposure.

The majority of premium reinvestment purchases the layer which provides a large tail hedge within the portfolio to ensure the portfolio is always net unleveraged at any expiration in time.

Quarterly redemptions with 45 days’ notice.

Minimum investment $1ml.

 

 

Manager 6 : Equity US (AuM about $436ml)

Fund 1 : Levered Equity market neutral US small caps (US onshore, off shore fund and SMA) :

Annualized return 21.40% (last 3 years) and annual return 16.20% (last 5 years).

2023 +17.65%, 2022 +23.85, 2021 +22.94%, 2020 +7.83%, 2019 +9.82%, 2018 -3.39%, 2017 +3.63%, 2016 +5.40%, 2015 +3.82% (all net returns since March 2015).

Monthly redemptions with 30 days’ notice.

Minimum investments $100k.

Fund 2 : Concentrated Long/Short strategy – U.S. small and mid-cap equities (Company AuM 363 ml (only US onshore fund and SMA) :

Annualized return 26.30% (last 3 years) and Annualized return 24.70% (last 5 years).

2023 +4.29%, 2022 +18.08%, 2021 +63.50%, 2020 +7.92%, 2019 +38.56%, 2018 -1.96%, 2017 +4.75% (4 months) (all net returns).

Monthly redemptions with 30 days’ notice.

Minimum investments $100k.

 

 

Manager 7 : Fixed income manager (AuM about 1.2bn+)

Annualized return 13.68% and Sharpe ratio 1.77 (net returns since July 2003).

This fund has a 20 years track record and is closed for new subscriptions. Below fund 2 is the same and open for subscriptions.

2023 +22.01%, 2022 -10.89%, 2021 -0.62%, 2020 +16.15%, 2019 +8.23%, 2018 +1.33%, 2017 +11.72%, 2016 +18.14%, 2015 +9.06%, 2014 +10.39%, 2013 +16.00% ,2012 +34.12%, 2011 +25.31%, 2010 +20.63%, 2009 +57.40%, 2008 -3.98% (all net of fees).

The investment strategy focuses on relative value fixed income investment opportunities in European fixed income markets with a Scandinavian bias.

The fund trades and invests long and short in government, mortgage, covered and index-linked bonds with a minimum credit rating of Aa3 or equivalent and both listed and OTC fixed income derivatives.

Monthly redemptions.

Minimum investments EURO/$100k.

 

 

Manager 8 : Low Net Market Neutral Equity Energy (1bn+)

Annualized return 13.70%, Sharpe Ratio: 1.1, last 3 years 17.00% (net returns since Jan 2004).

Quarterly redemptions with 45-days’ notice.

Minimum investment $1ml.

 

 

Manager 9 : Low Net L/S Equity US small and midcap (AuM about $900 ml)

Strong rolling 4-yr returns since they changed the investment team.

Annualized Return 11.70%, average low net exposure 8.4% (net returns since Nov 2008).

2023 +14.80%, 2022 +42.80%, 2021 +21.60%, 2020 +21.40%, 2019 +22.7%, 2018 -8.70%, 2017 -5.00%, 2016 +5.10%, 2015 +8.10% (net returns since Nov 2008).

Low correlation and low beta to Russell 2000.

Monthly redemptions.

Minimum investment $500k.

 

 

Manager 10 : Several crypto and blockchain opportunities. Unique early access to best Blockchain Technology projects. Focus on (pre-) seed-stage investments. Investee Funds look for 100x returns. Getting in at the earliest, private seed rounds creates exceptional asymmetry in outcomes.

Minimum investment $250k.

 

 

Manager 11 :

Fund 1 : Mezzanine asset backed financing fund

2023 +8.56% (through Oct 23), 2022 +11.83%, 2021 +1.32% (2 months) (since November 21 net of fees).

Targeting 11%-13% annual net returns.

Open ended, with monthly subscriptions and quarterly redemptions with 120 days’ notice.

The Fund offers investor exposure to German and other European mezzanine real estate financing opportunities.

Short average duration of loans vs. 3-5 year loan maturity in standard mezzanine funds.

4% semi-annual dividend availability.

Experienced team with established on the ground real estate knowledge.

A fully regulated structure domiciled in Luxembourg.

Fund 2 : Liquid Real Estate Bridge Loan Fund (AUM about EUR 571 ml)

Annualized Return : 8%-10%.

The Marshal Bridge Fund is has been restructured in fund I and II.

2023 +4.65% (through Sept 23), 2022 +1.84%, 2021 +8.78% , 2020 +10.02%, 2019 +10.85%, 2018 +9.48%, 2017 +7.57%, 2016 +8.64%, 2015 +1.99 (3 months) (since October 2015 net of fees).

Open ended fund mainly focusing its bridging loan capacity in Germany.

Security of real assets : real estate.

Average LTV : 58.91%.

% 1st legal charge : 80.09%

Average loan term : 15.05 months.

Active loans : 47

Experienced team with established on the ground real estate knowledge.

A fully regulated structure domiciled in Luxembourg.

Changes to liquidity: 18-months minimum soft-lock with liquidity offered on a best effort basis at the investment managers` discretion with a 24-month maximum lockup before reopening of the fund.

Minimum investment EURO/$125k.

 

 

Manager 12 : Diversified GP stakes (AuM 2.5bn)

Annualized Return 21.90% and Sharpe ratio 1.64 (net returns since Jan 16).

2023 +3.25% (Through Q2-23), 2022 +21.68%, 2021 +59.99%, 2020 +34.13%, 2019 +13.48%, 2018 +18.27% , 2017 +2.93%, 2016 +18.56% (all net returns).

Max drawdown -2.18%

A portfolio of minority equity stakes in 50+ distinct private market managers like CVC and Cerberus.

A track record of >$2bn invested over the last 6+ years.

Return delivered to investors in quarterly distributions on a target cash yield of 8-10% and as accrual of circa 15% p.a. (which are reinvested)

Lux RAIF, quarterly subscription and redemptions (post the expiry of a 3 year lock up).

Minimum investment $500k.

 

 

Manager 13 : Global Consumer Loans (AuM 460ml)

Annualized Return 10.40% (net returns since Aug 19).

2023 +7.30% (Through Oct 23), 2022 +11.80%, 2021 +10.06%, 2020 +10.20%, 2019 +4.37% (5 months) (all net returns).

Average duration < 24 months.

1.3ml+ positions.

Managed by a digital lending specialist.

Lux Fund, US Onshore feeder possible, quarterly liquidity.

Minimum investment $500k.

 

 

Manager 14 : SME Receivables (AuM 2.7bn)

Annualized Return 7.87% (net returns since Jan 18).

2023 +5.89% (Through Oct 23), 2022 +7.90%, 2021 +8.53%, 2020 +6.63%, 2019 +8.79%, 2018 +9.27% (all net returns).

Managed by a digital lending specialist, 120 sourcing platforms, portfolio if 100,000 line items across corporate receivables, real estate and consumer loans.

Average duration 45-90 days.

Lux SICAV fund, quarterly liquidity.

Minimum investment $500k.

 

 

Manager 15 : Investment Grade Corporate Receivables (AuM 800ml)

Annualized Return about 9.00% (net returns since Feb 21).

2023 +6.52% (Through Sept 23), 2022 +8.25%, 2021 +6.88%, 2020 +6.70%, 2019 +6.73% (all net returns).

Investments in account receivables on Asia’s largest Fintech factoring platform.

Cayman fund and US onshore feeder, monthly liquidity.

Minimum investment $500k.

 

 

Manager 16 : Debt specialist cannabis real estate (AuM $419ml)

IRR: 13.90% (net since June 2018).

2023 +11.87% (annualized 23), 2022 +11.90%, 2021 +15.81%, 2020 +15.08%, 2019 +15.50%, 2018 +6.85% (7months) all net of fees.

Finance the construction/conversion of properties for the cannabis industry.

Portfolio of 31 Secured Commercial Real Estate Notes focused on Borrowers with Medically Licensed Cannabis Company Tenants.

Only an US onshore fund.

Minimum investments $50k.

 

 

Manager 17 : Commodity Manager (AuM 344 ml)

Fund 1 Commodity Master Fund

Annualized return +14.39% (net since Oct 2015).

2023 -9.80%, 2022 +30.60%, 2021 +147.70%, 2021 -4.30%, 2019 -50.60%, 2018 +53.60%, 2017 +14.1%, 2016 +26.60%, 2015 +19.70%, 2014 +13.1%, 2013 +18.8%, 2012 +4.9% (net returns).

Commodity fund focused in European power and gas, international coal and emissions.

Fundamental views expressed through directional and relative value trading.

100% cleared futures, swaps & options on commodity related instruments, including FX.

Fund 2 Environmental Master Fund

Annualized return +18.42% (net since April 2021).

2023 +4.80%, 2022 +5.20%, 2021 +49.00% (net returns since April 21).

The Fund invests in futures and other instruments focused on environmental markets.

Only trades listed cleared instruments.

The Fund expects to have an inherent bias to the long side to align with investors’ environmental interests.

The manager has been trading carbon emissions for many years within its Commodity Master Fund strategy and our CIO has traded EU ETS certificates since its market was created.

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