Launches & Closures

Octagon Capital launches levered version of flagship fund


Singapore-based Octagon Capital, a group established by managers formerly employed at the Government Investment Corp (GIC), Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, has launched a levered version of its successful flagship fund, the Octagon Pan Asia Fund.

The new long/short equity strategy, which began trading on July 2, actively uses leverage to generate monthly returns approximately double that of the flagship fund, according to the managers.

The flagship fund has $152 million in assets while the leveraged version was seeded at $11 million. It was sourced mostly from the two partners, Nelson Chia and Lam Poh Min, as well as