CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 11, 2016 — XA Investments Hires Seasoned Product Development Professionals to Build Platform
XMS Capital Partners, LLC (“XMS”), a leading Midwest boutique investment bank, has announced the launch of XA Investments LLC (“XAI”) to provide innovative solutions to the asset management industry.
The firm has hired Kimberly Flynn as Managing Director of Alternative Investments and John McGarrity as Managing Director and General Counsel to build the XA Investments business. Kim joins the firm from Nuveen Investments where she served as the Head of Product Development for the Global Structured Products Group which is responsible for the development and management of the firm’s closed-end fund complex. John joins the firm from River Branch Holdings, where he served as Managing Director and General Counsel, and prior to that was Head of Product Development for Man Investments, Inc. and a Partner at Sidley Austin LLP.
XAI is a new Chicago-based firm focused on building a platform in the registered funds space for alternative investments. The XA Investments leadership team believes that the investing public needs better access to a broader range of alternative investment strategies and managers, historically available only to institutions and ultra-high net worth investors.
“The growth of our business, with the addition of XA Investments, further strengthens and diversifies the XMS business. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, the development of XA Investments is a natural step in the progression of our firm and positions us well for the future,” said Ted Brombach, Founding Partner of XMS and co-CEO of XA Investments.
XAI is focused on innovation in the asset management industry and is planning to improve product structure, fee arrangements and channel distribution with an alternative product platform. These innovations will make alternative investments more accessible to the investing public.
About XA Investments
XA Investments is a Delaware Limited Liability Corporation and was founded in April 2016 in Chicago by the principals of XMS Capital Partners. www.xainvestments.com
About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners is a boutique investment bank and was founded in August 2006 by a core group of senior investment bankers formerly with Morgan Stanley. The firm specializes in M&A advisory, capital markets advisory, capital raising and restructuring. XMS is headquartered in Chicago with international offices in London and Dublin. The firm holds a core belief that clients value committed, independent investment banking relationships over transactional focus. XMS has a long-term, relationship based approach to serving clients which it calls “Involvement Banking™”. XMS Capital Partners, LLC is a FINRA member and SIPC member. For more information, visit the company website at www.xmscapital.com.
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