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Lighthouse Canton

A BEACON OF SAFETY ON YOUR INVESTMENT JOURNEY

We commit to being the lighthouse for our investors and clients across asset management, wealth management, and founder ecosystems.

Lighthouse Canton is a global investment institution offering wealth and asset management services. Led by an experienced senior management team, we work with clients across geographies from our Singapore, Dubai, and India offices.  

We provide our clients and investors with data-backed, well-researched investment guidance, aided by our robust institutional framework. No matter what a client's specific need, we bring the same diligence and care, working together to achieve sustainable goals.

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History

We’ve come so far!

Lighthouse Canton has been built block by block with the vision of being your guide in making informed investment decisions. Our ability to cater to a diverse array of investors reflects our design-thinking capability to create innovative client experiences held together by an institutional framework. Your investment journey in the 21st Century promises to be smooth sailing and rewarding with us as your beacon of growth.

2014

  • Incorporation of Lighthouse Canton Pte Ltd in Singapore

2015

  • Launch of SageOne India Growth Fund, an ​​India dedicated long-only equities fund

  • Exceeded USD$100m of AUM & Advisory

2016

  • Collaboration with WeInvest, a B2B robo advisory platform

  • Launch of LC Core Opportunities Fund, a life sciences real estate strategy

  • Acquisition of the largest private life sciences innovation portfolio in South Asia

  • Launch of LC Beacon Global Fund, a global macro strategy

2018

  • Launch of LCV Trade Finance Fund, a supply chain finance strategy

  • Opening of Dubai office

  • Opening of Bengaluru office in India

2020

  • Launch of Supply Chain Credit Fund, a supply chain finance strategy

  • Launch of the India business with the opening of the New Delhi office

  • Exceeded USD$1bn of AUM & Advisory

2021

  • Partnership with Ivanhoe Cambridge to launch Canton RE 2, the real estate subsidiary of Canadian pension CDPQ. This formalizes the first ever investment by a global pension fund in life sciences real estate sector in South and South-East Asia

  • Launch of LC Nueva Alternative Investment Fund, a unique platform for investing in India’s start-up economy

  • Opening of Mumbai & Hyderabad offices in India

2022

  • Named Best Independent Wealth Manager for Investment Advisory and for Wealth Planning Services at the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2021

  • Team strength crosses 100 employees

  • US$3bn AUM & Advisory and counting

Founder’s note

Our courage to go beyond conventions and constantly explore new possibilities has been one of our core strengths.

Since our inception in 2014, we have served a diverse range of investors. We strive to deliver systematic, resilient, and diversified strategies to help investors grow, manage and protect their wealth. Our robust value system drives our decision-making process to put your best interests forward. Our culture, integrity, passion, and expertise have spearheaded our fast growth as one of Asia's emerging financial institutions. 

I have always wanted to create a sustainable global business that celebrates people's investment dreams. It is humbling to see our progress as an enterprising team that investors want to work with. Our courage to go beyond conventions and constantly explore new possibilities has been one of our core strengths. We offer an institutional framework to every client of Lighthouse Canton—one of our biggest differentiators.

We are a new-age global investment group with the ecosystem of a technology start-up and the culture of a seasoned financial institution. Our ability to anticipate and embrace change as we focus on your needs in this ever-evolving world is paramount to us. We remain committed to building a business that not only serves you now but also for many generations
to come.

- Shilpi Chowdhary, Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Canton Pte. Ltd

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Meet the team

Shilpi Chowdhary

Group Chief Executive Officer

Shilpi is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lighthouse Canton. He is responsible for driving the company’s vision and objectives as well as overall business directions. He oversees the Multi-Family Office, Asset Management and Bespoke Solutions businesses and creates synergy between the verticals.

Shilpi has about 14 years of experience prior to co-founding Lighthouse Canton. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse Private Bank where he managed the Ultra High Net Worth portfolio for the bank. During his time there, he was the team head NRI and subsequently a senior client partner. Prior to that he spent over 6 years at Citibank in India where he was exposed to the various businesses of the bank from Asset based Financing to Wealth Management.

Shilpi received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis Centre for Management & HRD.

Tang Kar Wai Audrey

Global Chief Operating Officer

Audrey is part of the team that co-founded Lighthouse Canton and she is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at Lighthouse Canton. Within finance, she takes the lead in strategic planning as well as managing tax, accounting, internal and external audit functions to ensure a steady and sustainable organizational growth.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, she spent 10 years in various banks which include Credit Suisse and ABN Amro Bank. Her last position was with Credit Suisse as an Account Manager within a Senior Client Partner team where she participated in the active management of a book size of over USD 1 Billion.

Audrey received her degree in Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Finance from University College Dublin and obtained an Executive Certificate in Leadership and People Management from Singapore Management University.




Prashant Tandon

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director - Dubai

Prashant joined Lighthouse Canton in 2016 in Singapore and moved to Dubai in 2017 to set up the DIFC business. He is the CEO for Lighthouse Canton Capital (DIFC) Pte Ltd and heads the Multi-Family Office business for the firm. He is responsible for engagement with key clients in addition to building a footprint for the business in the MENA region.

Prashant brings over 20 years of experience across large international banks like Citibank, Merrill Lynch and Barclays. In Barclays, he was responsible for managing the Non-Resident Indian team in Dubai along with the portfolios of select Ultra-High Net Worth and Institutional clients based in MENA and South/South-East Asia. Prashant has specialized skills in complex derivative products across interest rates, equities and FX and has a keen understanding of the requirements of corporate and institutional clients.

Prashant qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a merit holder from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University in India.


Sanket Sinha

Executive Director, Global Head of Asset Management

Sanket joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 as the Head of Private Investments. He is responsible for the management and sourcing for investment opportunities in the Private Markets space.

Previously, he spent a couple of years in the Global Wealth and Asset Management division at Edelweiss Financial Services in India. Prior to that, he co-founded a fintech venture, WealthPack (later acquired by Edelweiss), which was a personal finance application aggregating customer’s accounts in real time and providing the customer a 360 degree view of their personal finances. Before that, he was a founding employee and Head of Portfolio and Credit at X10 Financial Services, a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) which provided supply chain financing to SMEs in India. Sanket played an instrumental role in setting up the business and during his stint with X10, he led various initiatives including business development, forging co-lending alliances, product development, building alternative data based underwriting model and management of the loan portfolio. He has also worked with Desutche Bank and Edelweiss Financial Services.

Sanket received his degree in Bachelor of Engineering from University of Mumbai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode. Sanket is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).




Dinesh Gogia

Global Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Risks

Dinesh joined Lighthouse Canton in 2017. As the Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, he is responsible for establishing a strong risk and compliance culture in the organization. In this role, Dinesh is in charge of overseeing compliance to regulatory expectations, developing and implementing the company’s policies and procedures relating to Risk and Compliance, and training the Company’s employees on Compliance expectations.

He has close to 20 years of experience in Financial Industry mainly in the areas of Risk Management and Compliance. Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, he worked for over 10 years at Standard Chartered in senior roles, His most recent role at Standard Chartered was in managing global Financial Crime Compliance projects. Prior to that, he worked for over 6 years at Citigroup in New York and Singapore in Market Risk and Credit Risk functions. He also has held senior positions in Oracle Software and Indian Railways Service.

Dinesh received his Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi.




Sunil Garg

Managing Director, Group Head of Research & Investments

Sunil joined Lighthouse Canton in 2022 as Managing Director & Group Head- Research and Investments. Based in Dubai, Sunil's focus is on enhancing and strengthening the research and investment framework at Lighthouse Canton and evolving our service offerings.

With over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Sunil is an expert in global markets, banking, and macroeconomic research. Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, Sunil was International Equity Research Head at JP Morgan. He oversaw the organization's global expansion of ESG research and data-driven research in EMEA and APAC. He was also a member of the Corporate Investment Banking Management Committee. Previously, Sunil has held leadership positions with some of the renowned investment banking institutions in London and Hong Kong, including Fox-Pitt Kelton, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and HSBC.

Antoine Bracq

Executive Director, Global Head of Investment Advisory

Antoine joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is a key member of the investment team, supervising asset allocation across portfolios and managing equity strategies (Long Only as well as Absolute Return) in-house.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, Antoine has had over 12 years experience, having most recently worked as the CIO of a Dubai-based Single-Family Office. Previously, he was in a Paris-based Hedge Fund, in charge of Business Development and prior to that, he spent seven years in investment banking at Société Générale and BNP Paribas doing Equity Derivatives sales in London.

Antoine received his Masters in Management degree from Edhec Business School and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.




Anselmo Park

Global Head of Institutional Sales

Anselmo is Global Head of Institutional Sales and is responsible for managing global institutional investors for Lighthouse Canton’s private and public market strategies.

Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, Anselmo has spent over 20 years in the industry primarily on regional institutional sales and client relationship management roles at MFS Investment Management, Mirae Asset Global Investments and Citibank.

Anselmo holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Korea University.



Charu Kunwar

Executive Director, Group Head Human Resources

Charu joined Lighthouse Canton in 2019. She heads up the Human Resources function at Lighthouse Canton. Charu is responsible for driving the People agenda of the organization to make Lighthouse Canton the “Employer of Choice” for existing and prospective employees in the Wealth and Asset Management space. She works with the management team to deliver business results through efficient management of People practices including leadership & capability development, establishment and maintenance of positive relations with employees, creation of a performance-oriented culture and the fostering of a productive working environment. Charu is a seasoned HR Leader with proven expertise in HR consulting, Talent and Leadership development and Business HR.

Charu has over 20 years of core HR experience and prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, she has worked in HR Leadership roles in major IT Services organizations such as Genpact and Birlasoft. At Genpact, she led Global HR for the Marketing and Sales Operations team and was the Global Talent Development and Diversity Head at Birlasoft.

She received her degrees in Bachelor of Science in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and Master’s in Business Management from Birla Institute of Management Technology in India.




Samantha Lynch

VP, Global Marketing

Samantha has over 12 years of B2B and B2C marketing experience. She is responsible for the group’s marketing strategy. 

Samantha was previously a global marketing team lead for an international events organizer working on large scale exhibitions and conferences. She has led and developed marketing teams to deliver and execute highly profitable multi-channel marketing campaigns across countries such as Singapore, Japan, Korea, London, Spain and the US. She has held several marketing roles in dmg events and CWC Group.

She holds a Bsc (Hons) in Business & Management (Marketing) from Brunel University in London.


Neil Cabral

Managing Director & Head of Key Clients – Dubai

Neil is responsible for developing the firm’s footprint within the Single Family Office and Key client segment, as well as driving the group’s business development and strategy.

Neil has an extensive experience of 30 years across strategy and finance, business development and leading complex businesses which span multiple geographical regions. Prior to joining Lighthouse, he was the Executive Director, Board Member of Himalaya Drug Company Worldwide & the CEO of its single- family office. In his capacity as Executive Director for eight years, he was involved in all of the company's global entities, including as a Board Member of several of its international subsidiaries and affiliates in over 90 countries.

Prior to joining Himalaya Drug Company, he was Managing Director & Global Head of Private Banking for the non-resident Indian segment of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) where he joined from Credit Agricole Suisse Private Bank.

Across the course of his career, he’s held senior leadership positions in other multinational banks including Standard Chartered Private Bank and Citibank, across multiple global financial hubs. He began his career in Mumbai with HSBC and ICICI Bank.






Charlene Lin

Executive Director, Wealth Management - China Market

Charlene is a part of the team that co-founded Lighthouse Canton in 2014. She works closely with investment banks, private banks and insurance companies to bring on a full suite of wealth management solutions and succession planning to her clients based out of South East Asia and Greater China. Additionally, she provides tailored fund management solutions for clients looking for trackable enhanced wealth solutions.

Prior to this, Charlene spent over 4 years at Credit Suisse Private Banking where she was part of the Senior Client Partner (SCP) team for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) business. Her primary focus was to co-manage the SCP investment book of over USD 1 Billion based on bank capabilities and client investment goals and risk tolerance.

Charlene received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Honours) from National University of Singapore (NUS) and completed the WMI Advanced Certificate in Trust Services in 2016.




Sumegh Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director - India

Capital & Financial market professional with two decades of experience in financial markets. In his last role as Executive Director with Avendus Capital he was responsible in managing a profitable vertical within the Wealth Management business. He has previously worked as a Sr. Market Director with Reliance Capital and has been instrumental in setting up a profitable private wealth business for the ADAG group and spent 6 years in building a $500 MM Private Client Business in India.

He has also worked with Citi Private Bank as Vice President heading the Investment advisory vertical in the year 2010. He was instrumental in setting up the PMS business for ING Investment Management in India as Vice President & Zonal Head in the year 2008 before joining Citi Private Bank. He has worked with organizations like Citibank , GE Money Consumer finance & American Express across various business verticals.



Manas Chadha

Managing Director, Wealth Management - India

Manas is founding member of LC Capital India business and is the Managing Director for the Advisory business. He has nearly 15 years of experience in Consumer Lending, Asset & Wealth Management.Prior to joining LC Capital, he has worked with Private wealth firms like Avendus & Reliance Capital as a Director. His asset management experience as a State Head with ING Investment Management give him an edge in understanding the structuring transactions for large family offices and institutional clients. He has previously worked with organizations like Citibank, Citigroup Global Services across various business verticals.

Anjali Modi

Senior Director, Wealth Management - India

Anjali has over two decades of experience in Private banking and Wealth management across geographies in India.

In her last role as Director with Avendus Capital, she was responsible in managing multi asset portfolio for family offices and Ultra HNI families. She has previously worked as Sr. Director with Reliance Wealth and was managing private clients across North India. She has also worked as an Associate Director with Standard chartered Private banking and HSBC Bank for over 12 years before joining Reliance Wealth. She started her banking career with IDBI bank in the year 2003 and has worked with IDBI bank across various location in India covering Wealth client across Madhya Pradesh & Andhra Pradesh.

Nandan Deole

Chief Operating Officer – India

Nandan has over 24 years of experience in the Wealth Management industry across Retail, Private Wealth and Family Office. He is responsible for setting up the operational strategy, driving operational excellence with the operations team for all our entities in India. 

He was previously Head of WM Operations, Family Office & Business Solutions at Centrum Wealth Management in Mumbai, where he designed and digitalized system solutions and end-to-end operational & customer service processes. He also paved the way for the launch of an Advisory desk with facilities for client onboarding. He has also worked with Fullerton Securities & Wealth Advisors, Yes Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and JM Morgan Stanley Retail Services and American Express.

Nandan holds a Masters degree in Financial Management from Mumbai University.




Ratna Sharma

Executive Director, Wealth Management, Market Head - West India

Ratna has over 25 years of experience across Private Banking, Wealth and Investment Management. She is responsible for building new geographies for the wealth management business in India. 

She was previously President at Credence Family Office. There, Ratna set up the Mumbai office where she was responsible for acquiring clients, managing the product team and strengthening the network through marketing initiatives. Prior to this Ratna has held senior roles within HSBC, ABN Amro and Standard Chartered.

Ratna graduated from St. Xaviers College, Calcutta, India and completed her advanced management program in Business Administration and Management from and Alumni of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.




Nishant Gupta

VP, Investment and Product Strategy

Nishant joined Lighthouse Canton in 2021 as Vice President in the India Investments Team. He is responsible for macro research publication on global and domestic economies and investment strategies for clients in India.

He has experience in various fields like Macroeconomics, Investment Strategy and Advisory and Quantitative Analysis. His previous role was with DSP Investment Managers where he worked closely with the Investment teams of equity and fixed income. He has also been associated with other financial institutions like Motilal Oswal, Goldman Sachs, and Capital One US.

He is a scholar from ICMA Centre, University of Reading, United Kingdom and he has completed his Masters in International Securities, Investment and Banking. He has also completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore, India.


Rajat Khurana

Senior Vice President, Private Markets

Rajat joined Lighthouse Canton in 2021 as Senior Vice President and is responsible for the private markets business at LC Capital India. He brings to the team close to 15 years of experience in Asset Management, Wealth Advisory & Investments Product

Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, Rajat has worked with firms like HSBC Asset Management, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank. His asset management experience as a State Head with HSBC gives him an edge in understanding the market landscape for large family offices and institutional clients.