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Independent, owner-managed company founded by investors.

  • Founded by Singapore family to manage their investment portfolio. First external client was an Asian family with a minority interest. Today GAO also advises global family offices and foundations on investment opportunities. We are a Family Office Co-Op (FoCo) where families share ideas.
  • Partners have experience with both the Buy side and the Sell side, and understand the needs of family offices as well as the inherent conflicts of interest in existing solutions.
  • Having been born and raised in Asia, but educated and trained in the US, Partners understand the intrinsic cultural and market behaviour differences in the US and Asia.
  • Goal is to build a company with best-of-kind practices from various companies as the best vehicle to manage employee money - an advisory for Investors by investors.


GAO seeks absolute returns which means we are more focused on making money instead of looking at "softer" issues such as governance and succession planning, which the private banks and other family office advisory firms have covered extensively. We do not measure our success by outperformance against market indices as we cannot eat relative value.

GAO invests tactically in the following asset classes:

Hedge Funds Real Estate|Private Equity



Chauwei Yak
Ted Low
Adam Lee
Mike Borsetti
Yi Yongjie
Yvonne Liew


Kian Neng Lim
Lesley Schulhof
Dan Chen


For all press enquiries, please contact info [at] GAO-CAP {d0t} com

GAO undergoing exciting changes!

posted by Ted Low on September 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce that S2 Investments (“S2”), a member of GAO Group has been awarded the Exempt Corporate Financial Advisor (ECFA) status under Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently. Similar to GAO Capital, both companies are now listed under the MAS’s list of Financial Institutions and are regulated under MAS. S2 Investments will Read the full article…

GAO Capital to Start Direct Lending Fund in Hong Kong

posted by Ted Low on December 10, 2015

BY SUZY WAITE GAO Capital, a Singapore-based multi-family office, is partnering with a Hong Kong mortgage lender to start a direct-lending fund early next year. GAO Asian Private Credit Fund will start with about $80 million and plans to stop taking commitments from new investors at $250 million, according to GAO Capital managing director Ted Read the full article…

GAO Announces Strategic Alliance with Straits

posted by Ted Low on July 24, 2015

GAO Capital (“GAO”) announces strategic alliance with Straits Financial Group (“Straits”) to collaborate on GAO Funds, a multi-strategy fund platform expected to launch September 1, 2015. GAO Funds offers investors the opportunity to invest in funds alongside GAO and partner families without the “heavy lifting” of sourcing, due diligence and risk management, yet with the Read the full article…