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Nelson Seo

Nelson Seo - Co-founder and managing director of Fermat Capital

Nelson Seo is co-founder and a managing director of Fermat Capital.

He has over 30 years’ experience in commodities, derivatives, bond trading and investment banking experience and has been in the ILS markets for over 20 years. Prior to forming Fermat with his brother John in 2001, Mr Seo was a director for e-commerce development for UBS Warburg's Treasury Products Group, and a director for Warburg, Dillon Reed's Precious Metals Group, where he designed structured transactions as well as managed the operations of the firm’s Asia precious metals sales desk. Before that, Mr Seo was a senior market maker in FX and precious metals options for O’Connor & Associates/Swiss Bank Corporation, trading on the PHLX and later establishing and managing SBC’s floor operations on COMEX. Mr Seo holds a BS in Economics from MIT. He is based in Connecticut.

Nelson Seo

My Insights

Outlook 2024
Outlook 2024: Nelson Seo (Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities)
December 2023

Catastrophe bonds and insurance-linked securities – Issuance should keep spreads buoyant

My Awards

GAM scoops two awards for its investment strategies at the Fund Selector Asia Awards Singapore 2023
February 2023

GAM received a Platinum award in the ‘High Yield’ category for its catastrophe bond offering and a Gold award in the ‘Sector Equity’ category for its commodity strategy at the Fund Selector Asia Awards Singapore 2023. 

The award winners were selected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. FE fundinfo used its crown rating methodology to assess funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency of performance and create a shortlist for 14 asset classes.

The shortlist was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia’s Fund Selector community in Singapore, with their aggregated choices determining the Platinum and Gold winners.

Click here to see the full list of winners.