Launches & Closures

Smith and Cox forge AGS as Asia conduit for global family offices


Paul Smith and Simon Cox, two highly regarded veterans of the Asian hedge fund industry, have joined hands to form Hong Kong-based AGS Capital, which mainly advises family offices (both single and multi-family) globally on their investments in Asia. The partnership is an extension of Smith and Cox’s businesses as present and leverages on the work they already do for themselves as private investors.

AGS will help choose managers based within the region that are running boutique funds and managed accounts in the Asian public markets. These managers can be long-only or long/short hedge funds. The firm will