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Lighthouse Canton named ‘Rising Star in Singapore’ at Asiamoney Private Banking Awards 2023

SINGAPORE (Thursday, 27 April 2023): Lighthouse Canton, a global investment institution, has been acknowledged with the ‘Rising Star in Singapore’ accolade at the 2023 Asiamoney Private Banking Awards. The prestigious Asiamoney Private Banking Awards celebrates the outstanding abilities and accomplishments of top private banking institutions in the Asia Pacific region. In recognition of their innovative investment tactics, adeptness with digital technology, and dedication to serving accredited investors, Lighthouse Canton was conferred this honor from a pool of 500 entries by over 160 financial institutions. The award also highlights Lighthouse Canton's increasing strength and its strategy of linking important wealth hubs throughout Asia.

"We are incredibly grateful and tremendously honored to have been recognized at the highly competitive Asiamoney Private Banking Awards 2023. Our clients have demonstrated unwavering trust in us, and we extend our sincerest gratitude to them. Our efforts towards digitalization and improving the client experience have been monumental. Furthermore, we are dedicated to supporting the growth of sustainable economies such as unicorns and SMEs. Our commitment is to maintain our position as leaders in both asset and wealth management, while simultaneously delivering innovative solutions that not only align with our clients' interests but also propel our business to new heights," expressed Shilpi Chowdhary, Group Chief Executive Officer for Lighthouse Canton.

Lighthouse Canton’s innovative capabilities and initiatives have been recognized in various awards and rankings. The company has been on a growth trajectory and is one of Asia’s emerging financial institutions for accredited investors.

It has been recognized by Asian Private Banker in their 2021 and 2022 Awards for Distinction in several independent wealth manager categories; in 2021 it clinched 3 awards at the Global Private Banking Awards for Innovation including one on digital transformation. Earlier this year, Lighthouse Canton was also featured in two lists which featured the Fastest Growing Companies in Singapore (Straits Times & Statista) and 500 High-Growth Companies in Asia Pacific (Financial Times & Statista).

The company’s growth can be attributed to its keen focus on becoming market leaders through three pillars of excellence, investment acumen, human excellence and digital agility. Through its wealth and asset management businesses, it has delivered strongly on these fronts and is further investing resources to bolster its capabilities in fintech and responsible investments.

Lighthouse Canton’s wealth management business provides holistic services to UHNWIs and families across investments, as well as business and personal wealth planning. Its investment advisory team’s unique investment philosophy and portfolio construction framework has helped its clients protect their capital in 2022. Through its LC Global Select strategy, a multi-strategy fund which applies this unique investment framework, the investments advisory team’s approach has generated significant alpha against global benchmarks despite the market turbulence. Aside from investments, what has also set Lighthouse Canton apart from other institutions is its in-house business and family solutions team. The team helps clients with global investment structures and ways to plan international business and personal legacies, providing additional support through their knowledge and expertise on requirements in various jurisdictions across different markets.

Lighthouse Canton’s asset management business has strong product capabilities across public and private markets. It runs several strategies focused on responsible, diversified investments that offer differentiated growth opportunities across all market cycles, focusing on capital preservation and attractive risk-adjusted returns. These strategies include real estate, direct lending, venture equity, venture debt, public equities, and global macros. It has most recently announced that they are now a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”). Throughout the lifecycle of its investments, Lighthouse Canton is taking steps to ensure that ESG considerations are incorporated and that the investments are purpose-driven alongside being accretive for the investors. Through its private equity real estate strategy, the firm is focused on developing real estate space for life sciences research and development in India. While the investment contributes to innovations in life sciences in an emerging market, the buildings have been built and designed for green property certifications and building operations standards such as LEED and, on an annual basis, utilize the GRESB framework to benchmark its ESG goals against global peers. Through venture capital and venture debt funds, the firm provides innovative startups in pioneering fields such as FinTech and HealthTech with the capital and resources they need to grow and expand, driving improvements in standards of living and social welfare across the region. Additionally, through the firm’s short term debt fund, the firm identifies sustainable business and bridges the funding gap to SMEs that are the backbone of the Asian economy, accounting for a significant portion of the region's GDP and providing employment opportunities for many.

On the digital front, Lighthouse Canton has steadily been developing an institutional level wealth tech infrastructure, aligning its advisory and operational capabilities with a rigorous, intelligent approach to ensure sustainable performance. The company’s proprietary integrated technology systems and intelligent investment tools provide quality client experiences across their global offices, including insights for effective decision-making, and real-time portfolio analysis and management consolidation. On the back of this, they are currently embarking on further development of a marketplace platform curated specifically for U/HNWI investors with products not typically seen on retail platforms.

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