Chauwei founded GAO Capital and its group of companies in 2008. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, and a B.A. in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies paired with a minor in Mathematics from the College of Arts & Sciences. Following, Chauwei went on to the Strategic Business Development Group (Internal M&A) at JPMorgan Chase and Financial Institutions Group of UBS Investment Bank, in London, Tokyo and New York. Prior to establishing GAO Capital, Chauwei was formerly the Director of Research for a Family office for a European family based in New York managing over a $1bn in hedge fund assets, with substantial businesses spanning across Asia. During her time there, she headed selection and due diligence of hedge funds, as well as overseeing the firm’s research and portfolio management systems.

Chauwei is on the Family Office Council of NYU Stern School of Business and Advisory Board of the Family Office Association. She is also on the Advocacy & Engagement Committee for The Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS). Chauwei was awarded the Chartered Alternative Investments Analyst designation and completed all three levels of the Chartered Valuer and Appraiser Programme, the first accredited valuation program in Asia.

Chauwei is fluent in English, Mandarin and Japanese. She spends any free time left from her globe-trotting schedule watching TV and anime, which led to the development of Quantflix. If you like her articles, head on to for more!

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Ted heads the team on direct deals in GAO Capital. Prior to GAO, Ted was a Founding Partner in a boutique advisory firm specializing in greenfield mining projects. Ted is also actively involved with his family's business in property development and hospitality in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. His family has held a successful enterprise in the region for three generations. His experience in the Asian markets have been invaluable in understanding hedge funds with exposure to the region. Prior to that, Ted was a research analyst in a multi-billion dollar hedge fund based in Boston focusing on technical analysis. Utilizing his financial knowledge, Ted spearheaded the transformation of his family business from being a Malaysian industrial builder to an international diversified portfolio including residential and medical centers.


Ted was a member of the International Mathematics Olympiad training team in Singapore when he was fifteen and entered MIT two years before his peers to pursue his interests in Biology and Economics. Ted published with the National University of Singapore a joint paper on First Order Logic and a research paper with Ngee Ann Polytechnic on exploring the anti-angiogenic properties of konbucha. Ted was in the Gifted Education Program in Singapore.


Ted is an avid squash and tennis player, and enjoys competitive online gaming.

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