Ex-GIC duo launch hedge fund

Singapore-based Octagon Capital seeks to fill the gap for quant-driven Asian hedge funds.

Lam Poh-Min and Nelson Chia, both ex-investment professionals with the $100 billion-plus Government of Singapore Investment Corporation GIC, have launched a quant-driven equity longshort fund focused on the pan-Asian region.

We saw a void in the market for quant-focused Asian hedge funds that needed to be filled, says Lam, who was previously a senior portfolio manager at GIC's quantitative investment unit. Lam spent the last nine years with GIC and was one of...

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