Chauwei Yak

founder and CEO, GAO Capital

Chauwei Yak is the founder and CEO of GAO Capital, a hedge fund management company based in Singapore. Chauwei has been implementing artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in the funds’ research and risk management processes.

GAO Capital continues to enhance its technological capabilities with the artificial intelligence and data analytics (AIDA) grant awarded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Chauwei started her career as an investment banker with UBS and JPMorgan, working in their offices in London, Tokyo and New York. She then became the director of research at Ortelius Capital where she headed the selection and due diligence of hedge funds, and oversaw the firm’s research and portfolio management systems.

Chauwei is a Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science in economics from The Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Asian and Middle Eastern studies with a minor in mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences.