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    Asia’s Index Fund Investment Manager

About Us

Established in Singapore for over a decade since October 2006, the firm was originally known as Sansar Capital Asia Pte. Ltd. Over the years, it provided investment fund management, accounting, and operational support services for the Sansar Capital funds together with Sansar Capital Management, LLC, a New York based investment management firm. The Sansar Capital funds invested primarily in Asia with peak Assets under Management totalling US$3.4 billion (SGD 4.9 billion).

In 2017, Sansar Capital Asia Pte. Ltd. renamed itself to Copper Basin Capital Pte. Ltd. 

Managing Director

Richard Astorga

Richard Astorga

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Mr. Astorga has over 25 years of diversified management experience in investment management and finance operations. Mr. Astorga is the Managing Director for Copper Basin Capital Pte. Ltd overseeing Index Fund portfolio management. Since 2010, he served as the Chief Operating Officer & CFO overseeing operations, accounting, IT, and compliance for Sansar Capital Management, LLC, a hedge fund and private equity investment manager. Prior to joining Sansar Capital, Mr. Astorga was the Chief Financial Officer of Principled Asset Administration, LLC (“Principled Capital Management”), a hedge fund investment fund manager, that, at its peak, managed and advised US$2 billion in AUM.

Before joining Principled Capital Management, Mr. Astorga was with PepsiCo, Inc. where he directly managed its global short-term cash investments and debt portfolio, approximating US$3 billion each, and where he was responsible for forecasting PepsiCo’s worldwide cash flows and for managing global liquidity.

He was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Gilat Satellite Networks - Brazil and, prior to that position, was with Phelps Dodge Corporation where he held merger and acquisition, financial planning and analysis, and internal audit roles in Asia and the U.S. Early in his career, he gained tax and audit experience at the accounting firm, Eide Helmeke & Co. (now known as Eide Bailly, LLP)

Mr. Astorga received his MBA from Columbia Business School, and has earned a Bachelors of Science in Finance from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance program and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) Listed Company Director (LCD) program. Mr. Astorga is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).