Award winning management assuring best-in-class investment advisory.
Michael B. Garcia, CFA
CEO & CIO
Michael B. Garcia is Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of MBG Capital. Prior to establishing MBG Capital in 2011, he worked for nine years as the Head and Chief Investment Officer of the Trust & Investment Services Group of Union Bank of the Philippines. At Union Bank, he oversaw US$1 billion of client portfolios and institutional mandates, investing in fixed income instruments, listed equities, private placements and real estate. Michael created nine mutual funds at Union Bank and managed these to top industry performance. His equity fund, the UBP Large Capitalization Equity Portfolio, was hailed by Bloomberg (September 23, 2011) as the best performing equity fund in the Philippines. His bond fund, the UBP Philippine Peso Bond Portfolio, won the 2010 Lipper Award for Best Performing Philippine Peso Medium Term Bond Fund.
Before embarking on a career in asset management, Michael worked at General Motors Europe from 1997 to 2002 in its London and Brussels offices, holding various positions in capital markets and corporate finance. He also worked from 1992 to 1994 as a credit risk manager at Citytrust Banking Corporation, the local affiliate of Citibank NA in Manila.
Michael is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He holds an MBA degree from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and an undergraduate degree in AB Management Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.
John Russell P. Virata is a portfolio analyst at MBG Capital. Prior to joining MBG Capital in 2018, Russell worked for three years as a private equity analyst in Seawood Resources, a Philippines-based private equity fund focused in the consumer, technology, infrastructure and energy industries. At Seawood, Russell oversaw several of its portfolio companies and evaluated potential new investments for the fund.
Russell is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance and an undergraduate degree in BS Applied Mathematics Major in Mathematical Finance (Summa Cum Laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.
John R. Virata, CFA
Davin Tan Wei Cheng is an investment analyst at MBG Capital. Prior to joining MBG Capital in 2021, he worked for over two years as an analyst who involved in real estate and private equity investments. He has experience evaluating and analyzing investments in different markets of real estate asset classes and private equity in various industries. He held a corporate finance role for a venture capital firm, building financial models to assess potential investment and managed portfolio companies for fund raising activities.
Davin is a level 3 candidate in the CFA Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) in Banking and Finance from University of London in Singapore.
Davin Tan Wei Cheng