The GAO Edge

Catch-up on the latest news and podcasts that we featured in together with some of our latest awards

GAO Originals 

In our new video series "Yak with Yak", this inaugural episode features Guest of Honour - Tor A. Svelland, Founder of Svelland Capital Ltd

Together with Chauwei, CEO of GAO Capital, we dive deeper into how Svelland Capital utilizes their market knowledge to attain outsized returns for investors.

This is the first fund on our BAA Select platform which gives co-investment access. Contact us to learn more!

March 26, 2024

Listen in as Chauwei talks about the ASV Fund, with everything from the fund's investment philosophy to how we're positioning ourselves into new geographies like India and Japan!

February 9, 2024

Featured News

"Gao Capital, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in Singapore with around $100 million under management, is setting up infrastructure to trade derivatives in the market, alongside a four-year-old local private equity strategy...[GAO] is in the process of opening an office in Bangalore overseen by an Indian native cofounder." (October 27 2023)

"Family offices in Singapore look to systematic strategies, GAO uniqely positioned to meet demand." (April 11 2023)

"Chauwei Yak, chief executive officer of Singapore-based hedge fund GAO Capital, told FN that while there are some opportunities in equity markets with attractive valuations, not all sectors will have a sustainable rebound."(February 10 2023)

"I wanted to work in the biggest, most competitive markets to learn from the best." (October 31 2021)

"[GAO] invests in a portfolio-reporting system [AlphaDesk] with an embedded reconciliation system that would...manage risk and take positions faster." (June 23 2021)

Featured Videos

"[GAO] started out with sentiment we are moving towards more advanced techniques like graph neural network to do recommendation systems."  (5:10:31 - 5:46:03)

November 3, 2022 

-Singapore Fintech Festival

"[GAO] integrates Natural Language Processing techniques to read words...pull in major news and show where they come from." 

June 28, 2022

-The Asset

"Quants are the way to go for picking stocks, bonds and funds."

August 30, 2018


Featured Podcasts

Refinitiv Podcast: Hedge Fund Huddle

Chauwei Yak is the founder and CEO of GAO Capital and joins us to share some of her thoughts behind the numbers and how she found her way to success in the indstry.


2023: ASV Fund featured in BarclayHedge's Yearly performance rankings, ranked number 8 in the Equity Long Only category for 2022. 

2022: ASV Fund named the best Asia ex Japan fund in HFM Asian Performance Awards 2022 

2021: GAO Capital has been named “Asian Asset Manager of the Year” and the ASV Fund the “Best Offshore Long-Only Equities Fund” by Wealth & Finance Magazine in its 6th annual Fund Awards