Octagon Pan Asia Fund is a directional long/short equity fund that invests across global markets, with a focus on Asia. Incepted in 2004, the Fund has one of the longest track records in the Asian long/short equity space. The investment universe comprises more than 13 markets, including Japan, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Europe, covering 10,000+ securities across all market capitalisations.
The strategy aims to generate attractive absolute returns, while preserving capital and controlling downside volatility to a level below that of the broad equity market. Investment decisions are made via a quantitative systematic process, complemented by practical experience in portfolio construction, risk management and trade execution.
Board of Directors
In addition to Lam Poh Min and Nelson Chia, Mr. Fletcher and Mr van Tuyll have been appointed as independent Directors of the Fund.
Peter H. Fletcher
Mr. Fletcher was most recently the Managing Director of Parly Company S.A., Geneva. He has over 30 years of international experience that covers a broad spectrum of financial management functions in the trust and banking industry in Canada, Australia, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Switzerland. In addition to holding numerous directorships of investment funds and companies, he has served on various government financial regulatory bodies.
H-W.R. Baron van Tuyll van Serooskerken
Mr van Tuyll joined the Cargill group in 1969. After various positions in Holland, Brazil, Belgium, New York and Tokyo, he returned to Geneva in 1979 to be involved in various acquisitions of the group. H-W joined Cargill Investor Services Inc (CIS) in 1983 concentrating on the development of Alternative Investments until 2003 when, after his retirement, he was appointed a CIS Senior Independent Advisor. He was elected to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA, London) Board from 1995-2003 and ended his tenure as Chairman of the Board. From 1997 until 2001, he was Honorary Consul General for the Netherlands in the French speaking part of Switzerland. He is currently active in a number of Board Memberships and/or Director positions.