John McGarrity
MANAGING DIRECTOR, XA INVESTMENTS

John McGarrity is Managing Director for XA Investments, the registered fund division of XMS Capital Partners. John is the former Executive Vice President and Head of Product Development for Man Investments, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Man Group plc, one of the largest providers of alternative asset management services in the world. At Man, John developed and launched a series of private and registered offerings of alternative asset management content for distribution in the United States. Working closely with Morgan Stanley, Citibank and a syndicate of private banks and broker dealers, John and his colleagues at Man developed and prepared for the launch of the first SEC-registered, NYSE-listed closed-end fund with content to be managed by hedge fund and managed futures managers while meeting all the requirements of the Investment Company Act of 1940. He also developed and launched, for the first time in the US, an SEC and CFTC-registered public commodity pool with an allocation to fund-of-funds content in addition to a managed futures program. Prior to joining Man, John gained significant experience in the financial and regulatory aspects of alternative financial products as a Director on the capital markets desk at Bank One, N.A., where he designed complex equity derivative instruments to provide liquidity and leverage facilities for hedge funds and hedge-fund investors and principal protection for private and public alternative structured product offerings. John began his career at Sidley Austin LLP, where he was a partner in its corporate and securities group. He has worked with senior management teams and Boards of Directors his entire career. Most recently, John was Managing Director and General Counsel of River Branch Holdings, a boutique international merchant bank that was acquired by Piper Jaffray. John earned his BBA, cum laude, in finance and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and his JD, magna cum laude, at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was an editor of the University of Illinois Law Review and was published.