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Lighthouse Canton


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.

Our History
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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.


  • Incorporation of Lighthouse Canton Pte Ltd in Singapore


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

  • Exceeded USD$100m of AUM & Advisory


  • 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


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

  • Opening of Dubai office

  • Opening of Bengaluru office in India


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Named Best Independent Wealth Manager for Asia Pacific at the Asian Private Banker Awards for Distinction 2022

  • Announced first close of our Venture Debt Strategy at $US20mn to invest in India’s and South East Asia’s startup economies

  • Ranked on Straits Times Singapore & Statista’s list of “Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies”; Ranked on Financial Times & Statista’s “500 High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2023

  • Recognized in “Rising Star in Singapore 2023” Category at Asiamoney Private Banking Awards

  • 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.

Prashant Tandon

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director - UAE

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.

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.

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.

Sanket Sinha

Managing Director, Global Head of Asset Management

Sanket brings with him over one-and-a-half decades of expertise in investment management, structured credit, and private financing. Sanket has worked with renowned global financial institutions including Edelweiss Financial Services, X10, and Deutsche Bank. He also holds a unique distinction of being a co-founder of a fintech venture, which enables him to have unique insights into this domain. Sanket has executed over US$750M of private investment transactions across sectors like life sciences, logistics, marine, roads, real estate, and technology. Sanket received his degree in Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode. Sanket is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Sunil Garg

Managing Director, Global 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

Managing 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.

Dinesh Gogia

Managing Director, Global Head of Risk & Compliance

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.

Charu Kunwar

Executive Director, Global 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.

Himangshu Baruah

Executive Director, Global Head of Marketing

Himangshu oversees the comprehensive marketing strategy and go-to-market approaches for all companies within the group, encompassing areas such as Branding & Awareness, Demand Generation, and Public Relations.

With over 20 years of experience, Himangshu has held various leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, M&A, and General Management, spanning both large corporations and startup enterprises. Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, he served as the head of Marketing for APAC & India at Softline / Noventiq, a technology company. In this capacity, he was responsible for crafting and implementing the company's go-to-market strategy, including initiatives to enhance market awareness, drive demand generation, and execute field marketing programs in the APAC & India markets.


Himangshu's outstanding achievements include his recognition as one of Asia's 100 Power Leaders in Marketing & Communications for 2022, as well as being honored as the CMO of the Year 2021 by Enterprise IT World, among other notable accolades.


He holds an MBA in Marketing & Finance from IIPM / IMI Belgium and a bachelor's degree in commerce from Delhi University.

Charlene Lin

Managing Director, Wealth Management - Greater China and Asia 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.

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.

Varun Kalsi

Global Head of Legal and Business & Family Solutions

Varun leads the legal and business solutions strategy for Lighthouse Canton as Global Head of Legal & Business Solutions. He oversees the group's legal affairs and offers expert structuring advice to high-net-worth individuals and families.

Varun's legal expertise encompasses navigating complex international business and tax structures, often intertwined with intricate succession and estate planning needs. He works closely with compliance and Lighthouse Canton's leadership to ensure sound legal arrangements.

Prior to joining Lighthouse Canton, Varun built a distinguished legal career spanning over 16 years across two large and one boutique law firm. He served as a partner at two of these firms, leading their general corporate, private client, and real estate practices.

Varun's achievements are a testament to his exceptional skills. In 2024 alone, he was recognized as General Counsel of the Year in both Banking & Financial Services and Private Credit, highlighting his leadership in the legal industry. He is also known for his dedication to pro bono work, including his contributions to the Freedom Employability Academy (FEA).

Varun holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from NYU School of Law and an honors Bachelor's degree in Law from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University