SOURCE: WexTrust Capital, LLC

February 19, 2007 11:33 ET

WexTrust Capital Acquires Majority Stake in KJW Advisors

Acquisition Expands Firm's National Presence and Supports Development of Its Portfolio of Investment Funds

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 19, 2007 -- WexTrust Capital, LLC, a globally diversified private equity and specialty finance company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in KJW Advisors, previously a wholly owned affiliate of Boca Raton, Fla. based KJW Asset Management, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, WexTrust Capital will assume control of KJW Advisors' day-to-day operations and gain access to KJW's full suite of proprietary investment products and services. Principals of KJW Asset Management will also serve as advisors to select WexTrust Capital funds.

Founded in 2003, KJW provides trading analysis, trading methodologies and allocation strategies for use in single and multi-manager fund products. The company also creates trading systems and technologies which are licensed to trading companies. The principals of KJW have also consulted in the formation of several funds and designed both investment grade portfolio products as well as non-principal protected products. KJW Advisors was created to provide consulting and advisory services to managed futures funds as well as to support the distribution of the firm's commodity futures products and its newly developed proprietary trading platform for the foreign (currency or forex) exchange markets.

"KJW possesses extensive futures, fund and derivative trading experience as well as innovative proprietary trading technologies and systems," said Steven Byers, chief executive officer of WexTrust Capital. "We look forward to collaborating with Mark Adrian and the KJW management team in the development of new investment opportunities for our investors."

"We believe our experience in several asset classes coupled with our proprietary products and services make us an excellent fit to support WexTrust Capital's long history and proven track record of protecting its client's assets and delivering a superior return-on-investment," said Mark Adrian, founder and managing member of KJW Asset Management.

In addition to Mark Adrian, other key personnel from the KJW team include Dr. Todd Hanson, who currently serves as chief technology officer and director of systems research and development. Mr. Hanson will also serve along with Mr. Adrian as an advisor to select WexTrust Capital funds.

About WexTrust Capital

WexTrust Capital, LLC is a globally diversified private equity and specialty finance company with a proven track record for protecting its clients' assets and delivering a superior return-on-investment through its diverse portfolio of principal investments. WexTrust Capital specializes in unique investment opportunities ranging from real estate to specialty finance and investment banking. Headquartered in Chicago, the company also maintains offices in New York, Norfolk, Va., Atlanta, Boca Raton, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Tel Aviv, Israel, and Johannesburg, South Africa. More information can be found at

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