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Based in Singapore, GAO Capital is an independent, owner-managed investment advisory firm

Founded in 2008, GAO Capital is a licensed and regulated asset management and advisory firm managing investment portfolios, pioneering direct investments and analyzing hedge funds. Today, GAO also advises institutional investors, global family offices, and foundations on investment opportunities. With a rich global exposure spanning across major cities, our Partners understand the intrinsic cultural and market behavior differences all over the world. Our expertise is bolstered by the amalgamation of our understanding of the needs of family offices and investors alike, with our vast connections and resources. We aim to build a company with best-of-kind practices, as the best vehicle to manage assets – an advisory for investors, by investors. GAO Capital is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and can be found on the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Financial Institutions Directory here.

For investment banking related services, please look at our sister company, S2 Investments Pte. Ltd. under GAO Group. You can find out more about business valuation and corporate advisory services at S2 Investments can also be found on the Monetary Authority of Singapore's Financial Institution Directory here.


Seeking Absolute Returns

Here at GAO Capital, our focus and prowess lie in investing tactically in the following asset classes, namely in Hedge Funds, Real Estate, and Private Equity. Be it investment solutions, advisory or opportunities, we believe in conducting meticulous research paired with comprehensive due diligence in our pursuit of growth, appreciation, and returns. Over the years, GAO has achieved a resilient, consistent and successful track record on an absolute basis.

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We come across multiple investment opportunities which we aim to always analyze in a systematic and quantitative manner. We have decided to create an affiliated initiative that posts and features some of the investment opportunities which we might come across on a brand new portal for our fellow investors at!. will also gather and post investment opportunities from other like minded investors.


Please take note that GAO Capital Pte. Ltd. does not necessarily endorse or promote any of the funds or investment opportunities featured or listed in For more details on usage of this website please look at our Terms & Conditions.


Should you wish to engage us for advisory services or have us take a closer look at your portfolio, please email us at the general enquiries email below.


Join our Family Office Co-Op (FoCo), let us get you started!

Here at GAO, we have been promoting over the last decade that families should get together to manage their wealth. Newly launched in 2018, we are happy for new families to join our Family Office co-working and accelerator space where each family is able to run their own Single Family Office (SFO) and still maintain control of their investment decisions, whilst benefiting from the group effect, where each party contributes a different expertise to the network.

A sample of other services that we provide ancilliary to this are:-

 • Advisory on setting up your own Single Family Office

 • Relocation of FO operations and banking to Singapore or Switzerland

 • Tax Planning on a global scale which we believe we are unrivaled for

 • Asset Management, Portfolio Advisory Services and Direct Investments

 • Creating Trusts, Private Funds & other Legal Services

We work regularly with a number of trusted and closely vetted professionals as well that would be able to provide services that we might not do normally. E.g., concierge services, education advisory, bookkeeping & audit services, etc.

For services with external providers, we will pass on just the cost to the underlying family. For further information on how we can assist as a one stop shop for Family Offices, please contact us to schedule a private consultation.



GAO is led by a professional management team of partners who all have skin in the game in the success of the firm. Partners in GAO co-invest alongside our investors, including Single Family Offices in our FoCo, to ensure that interests are aligned unlike a typical private bank. If you are an investor and would like to find out more on how we can work together, please click here.


GAO's defining characteristic is its culture, which is shaped by our core values. Each of our employees plays a crucial role in building and protecting our culture. If you would like to join our team, please click here.


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

When Millennials Rule!

posted by Ted Low on May 16, 2018

Chauwei Yak, Partner at GAO, was recently featured as one of 14 internationally recognized opinion leaders, sector specialists and industry experts on fundamental supertrends that are expected to impact global markets at Credit Suisse’s flagship Global Megatrends Conference 2018. This event was broadcast live on CNBC and the topics covered includes:- The Age Of Sci-Fi Read the full article…

Ex-Millennium’s Johansen Opens Asia Quant Fund in Volatility Bet

posted by Anurak Bot on January 17, 2018

In the flourishing global Quantitative funds landscape, ex-Millennium manager, Kennie Atle Johansen, is launching a quant hedge fund trading Asia stocks foreseeing spikes in market volatility this year. This is a probable consequence of central banks shifting from aggressive monetary stimulus towards an increasing normalized levels of interest rates alongside balance sheets. Following, the article Read the full article…

Machine Learning Decoded

posted by Ted Low on October 13, 2017

Chauwei Yak, Founding Partner of GAO was recently invited to speak at the inaugural ‘Machine Learning Decoded’ summit in Singapore. To read the recap of the Machine Learning Summit, please click on the link below. Machine Learning Decoded