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Background

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.

Investments

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

People

Team

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

Advisors

Kian Neng Lim
Lesley Schulhof
Dan Chen

News

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

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…

Yes! We are the experts in Quant Funds!

posted by Ted Low on June 5, 2017

We were recently featured on Bloomberg for our decade of experience in identifying and investing in early stage quantitative funds and proprietary trading shops.  We have applied the lessons learnt from our early successes, such as investing in Quantedge, as well as other numerous funds that we have redeemed from, to formulate a systematic approach Read the full article…

GAO has shifted to Orchard!

posted by Ted Low on December 31, 2016

As GAO Group expands, and as our resident mascot corgi XiaoZhuZhu grows older, we have taken up a small two storey building behind Orchard to serve our needs. This will enable us to help serve our existing investments and businesses strategically located in Ion Orchard, Paragon and along the Central Business District of Singapore. For Read the full article…