As a rapidly growing firm, it is vital that we have a story that binds all our team members across the different offices together – a sense that we are working for something bigger than ourselves.1

Our Core


Creating value through innovative financial solutions.


Provide best-in-class financial solutions to our clients by striving for excellence and being the trusted partner of choice.


These values are what Lighthouse Canton lives by everyday.


Become a better version of ourselves every day


Break the norm; push the boundaries


Dare to challenge and begin; persevere to succeed


Act with integrity; be responsible


Respect our differences and deliver together

Founders’ Notes

The inception of Lighthouse Canton in 2014 is the culmination of an idea that had germinated many years ago given my experience in the financial industry.

It had been my dream to create a business where we could build sustainable partnerships with clients amid the changes in the industry by creating value for them.

With this in mind, I knew that the way to truly be able to achieve this was to build a business modelled around client centricity from the get-go – and this has been the foundation on which the firm has been built.

“It had been my dream to create a business where we could build sustainable partnerships with clients”

It is important for me that the value we promise our clients is not just lip service, but that we align our behaviour and incentives of the business with our clients’ satisfaction, trust and happiness.

Bearing this in mind, my fellow founding partners and I have thoughtfully and carefully curated our company’s vision and mission, as well as ingrained the five core values in each and every member in our firm to achieve this goal.

Over time, these core values have become our lighthouse, guiding our decision-making process, particularly when making tough decisions – so we can ensure that we uphold our clients’ trust in our commitment to always put their best interests forward.

“Over time, these core values have become our lighthouse, guiding our decision-making process”

Our leadership team takes the responsibility in ensuring that this culture permeates through the firm. We believe that this is what truly distinguishes us from our peers. I am humbled by how much we have grown.

Since day one, we have worked hard to ensure that each member of our team across the different offices is aware that everyone is part of something big and that they take ownership in their roles. Each of them is committed in his/her strive to create value for both the firm and our clients through innovative solution.

One of our core strengths is to anticipate and embrace change as we focus on clients’ needs in this ever-evolving world. We consider the firm to be a new-age financial institution which has the ecosystem of a technology start-up and the work ethic and aptitude of a seasoned financial institution.

“One of our core strengths is to anticipate and embrace change as we focus on clients’ needs in this ever-evolving world”

We are proud of what we do everyday, and are prepared for what lies ahead. Despite the exceptional growth since we started, I feel that our journey has just begun. We will continue to strive and grow a sustainable business, one which we will be proud of for many years to come.

Our responsibility towards our clients is paramount to us and we remain committed to building a business that not only serves them now but also for many generations to come.

Shilpi Chowdhary , CEO of Lighthouse Canton

Rajesh Sundaresan, CIO of Lighthouse Canton

The inspiration to create Lighthouse Canton stemmed from the large and growing client demand for high quality investment advice in Asia. We believe that Asia is on the cusp of massive wealth creation on a scale that the world hasn’t seen before.

Asia is already a larger economy than the US or the EU and is growing significantly faster. In the next twenty years, if Asia grows at 3% p.a., just the incremental GDP in Asia is expected to be larger than the entire current GDP of US. The implications are truly mind boggling.

“Asia is already a larger economy than the US or the EU and is growing significantly faster”

On one side, this points to the large potential for profitable investment opportunities in this region. At the same time, the substantial wealth creation that is taking place in this region needs high quality investment advice.

One of the key challenges in addressing these needs is that Asia is not a homogenous market. It is a set of very diverse countries with different regulatory regimes, cultural backgrounds and challenges. Therefore, this region requires a nuanced approach and a high level of customization.

We realized that there is need for ‘home grown’ investment and wealth management services, particularly since many traditional global wealth and asset management models are struggling to cope with a multitude of challenges. Traditional business models are breaking down, or are significantly threatened, by technological and regulatory changes where the pace of change is accelerating.

“We realized that there is need for ‘home grown’ investment and wealth management services”

With our footprint firmly set in Asia, we have started to look to Dubai as a gateway to Middle East & Africa. By setting up an office in DIFC, we look to address the growing need for investment management in these regions.

The team at Lighthouse Canton comes with several centuries of experience in top tier global firms in the investment and wealth management fields.

We recognize that there is a need for a business model that learns from the strengths of our traditional institutions, but is at the same time nimble, responsive and dedicated enough to innovate, adapt, anticipate and deliver high quality, global solutions to our clients.

We are committed to building a firm that puts clients first and operates with integrity and teamwork to deliver excellence in every aspect of our offering. Over the course of our brief journey, we have been fortunate to add to our team people of the highest caliber who share our passion.

“We are committed to building a firm that puts clients first and operates with integrity and teamwork”

We have been able to create a suite of high-quality investment offerings that generate demonstrably superior risk-adjusted returns than the traditional offerings. We continue to scout the world for high quality investment products and talent and take pleasure and pride in offering these to our clients.

Life at Lighthouse Canton

More than just a firm

We do not look at Lighthouse Canton as just a firm, but as a family. We are bonded by a common goal to work hard, support one another and provide the best for our clients.

Beyond work, we continue to build strong relationships through annual offsite trips, retreats and celebrations of various festivals.

Employees Speak

At Lighthouse Canton, we strive to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates and values the diversity and uniqueness that each of us brings to the team. We offer talented professionals the opportunity to grow

in a collaborative environment and drive impact from day one, surrounded by driven colleagues. Our endeavour is to provide equal opportunities and challenges to every member of our team to Perform, Learn, and Grow!

Antoine Bracq

Director - Investment Consultant, Singapore

Being independent and result-oriented, I was impressed by Lighthouse Canton’s entrepreneurial culture and flexibility. As an illustration, I joined Lighthouse Canton as an Investment Consultant while doing my Executive MBA at INSEAD. I was then awarded the responsibility to develop our proprietary stock selection methodology which led to my promotion.

The team also offers the right mix of cultural backgrounds and seniority levels, creating a fruitful environment to work in.

Nishali Chand

Vice President - Operations, Bangalore India

Theologian Howard Thurman says, "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

This philosophy is illustrative of the culture in Lighthouse Canton, which has brought out the best in me and helped me work on being an all-rounder. My first few months integrating into the work culture were seamless which speaks volumes of the firm’s management style. There is an emphasis on employee engagement and on ensuring that everyone works as one unit for a common goal.

The ability to align my professional goals with the firm’s goals is truly the mark of Lighthouse Canton’s commitment to the overall success of the organization and of the employee.

Mariana Ibrahim

Director - Institutional Sales & IR, Singapore

Lighthouse Canton is a firm that has the energy of a nascent start-up. There is a lot of drive as a firm to be better and grow – both internally and externally and this energy and drive can be infectious. The flat organisational structure enables me to access to senior management and interact across departments. The trust and encouragement by the management to take ownership of my role and their support allows me to be creative and motivates me to continually improve. There is also encouragement to speak my mind and everyone is always open to hearing new ideas. I am excited to see the exponential growth of this ambitious firm with people who are supportive of one another.

Johan Ong

AVP - Junior Investment Advisor, Dubai

In my four years in Lighthouse Canton, I have worked my way from a junior member to now working front office, servicing Ultra High Net Worth and sophisticated clients. This has been a journey that just keeps getting better.

Lighthouse Canton is made up of team members who have had an illustrious career in large reputable companies behind them, and have wanted to be a part of an exciting and challenging journey. We are all engines powering the firm forward through our teamwork and energy. We are united by our collective drive to succeed and do right by the clients.

Since Day One, the learning curve has been steep and enriching, and a lot of care has been given to my development. I have been granted time off for study breaks, encouraged to take up courses and pushed to read and learn more!

Meet the Team


Kong Eng Huat

Chairman, LCPL


Kong Eng Huat is the Chairman of Lighthouse Canton Pte Ltd. He has more than 38 years’ experience with various international banks in the Corporate Banking and Private Banking divisions.

He provides thought leadership and contributes to various industry groups. In 2015 he was conferred the IBF Fellow Award in the segment of Wealth Management (Relationship Management – Private Banking) by The Institute of Banking & Finance Singapore.

Eng Huat was the CEO of EFG Bank AG Singapore Branch from Jan 2012 to December 2018. He was the Managing Director of Merrill Lynch International Bank from Jan 1989 to March 2010. He was a Board member of various companies including Merrill Lynch International Bank, EFG Asset Management (Singapore) Pte Ltd and EFG Trust Company (Singapore) Ltd. He is currently a Board member of Agency for Integrated Care Pte Ltd.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the National University of Singapore.

Shilpi Chowdhary

Chief Executive Officer, LCPL


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 20 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 Cluster Head of a region whereby he managed a large team and was responsible for the P&L of the business. 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.

Rajesh Sundaresan

Chief Investment Officer, LCPL


Rajesh is the CIO and Co-Founder of Lighthouse Canton. He oversees the firm’s Asset Management and Investment Advisory units. He works closely with the Portfolio Managers and Investment Advisory professionals to design, monitor and refine investment strategies to achieve target returns for each mandate whilst being acutely focused on managing downside risks.  

Rajesh has over 25 years’ experience in multiple asset classes and strategies, both in the listed and unlisted space. Previously, he was managing hedge fund portfolios with Catalytic Investment Group and Moon Capital in Singapore and worked as an Investment Research analyst with Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Barclays in Hong Kong and India. Apart from directly managing absolute return focused hedge fund strategies, as an investor into other hedge funds as Co-CIO of a Fund of Hedge Funds, he has evaluated hundreds of hedge fund and traditional long only investment strategies. His wide experience across asset classes and strategies has facilitated Lighthouse Canton to develop a range of strategies across asset classes that deliver superior risk-adjusted return vs respective benchmarks.

Rajesh qualified as a Chartered Accountant in India and was ranked in the all India merit list. He also qualified as a Cost and Management Accountant in India.

Prashant Tandon

Chief Executive Officer, DIFC


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 18 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.

Tang Kar Wai Audrey

Chief Financial 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.

Parminder Soin

Managing Director, Client Advisor


Parminder joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is responsible for growing the Multi-Family Office business by working with clients in a comprehensive manner, responding directly to the complex needs and demands of the ultra-affluent, inter-generational families in creative ways with customized services, capabilities and best in class product solutions.

Parminder is a well-regarded figure in the Private Banking industry, having successfully grown the business in various banks. Prior to joining the firm, he was the Market Head for the Indian Subcontinent & Non-Resident Indian (NRI) division at Julius Baer in Singapore where he led a large team of professional Wealth Managers collectively managing assets more than 4 billion dollars. Prior to that, he spent close to 10 years at UBS where he was the Deputy Country Team Head and Desk Head for the Ultra High Net Worth desk. He also spent close to 15 years at Deutsche Bank where he was the Head of Private Banking for North and East India.

Parminder has qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Commerce.

Gaurav Malhotra

Director, Client Advisor


Gaurav joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is responsible for seeking, building and making profitable and high value relationships. He does this by providing thorough solutions, which encompass his clients' business, family and personal financial aspirations.

Gaurav has 20 years of experience in managing wealth across Citigroup, EFG Group and most recently, Bank of Singapore. He started his career in 1999 at Citigroup in Australia where he built the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) business across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji. He was the second person in a 2 man business, managing 60 clients. From there he took it to a 25 person office, managing 15,000 relationships. He was the Business Head of the NRI Business and sat on the Advisory Board of the Australia franchise.

He moved to Singapore in 2008 with EFG Bank post which in 2012, he moved to the Bank of Singapore to answer the needs of his fast maturing client base, whose requirements were growing across continents and asset classes. From financing the most expensive residential property of the year in Singapore to opening and managing hitherto untapped geographies, he has created and managed a highly profitable group of carefully curated clients who are leaders in their respective countries and industries.

Gaurav received his MBA from the University of Sydney.

Charlene Lin

Director, Client Advisor


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.

Hanisha Amesur

Director, Business & Family Solutions


Hanisha joined Lighthouse Canton in 2017 and heads the Business & Family Solutions for the wealth clients. She is responsible for advising complex multinational families with businesses and family members spread across the globe on succession planning, international structuring and holding of assets, asset protection and immigration.

Prior to this, she was a Vice President in Wealth Advisory for JP Morgan in Singapore covering the bank’s clients across South East Asia, North Asia, Middle East and the UK markets while also catering to expats from Europe and Latin America. She also spent over 5 years at Nishith Desai Associates as Co-Head of Private Client Team where she worked with various international client families, fund managers, private banks, family offices and wealth managers advising them on international law and tax structuring, succession planning, exchange control considerations, governance etc.

Hanisha is well versed in International Law and Structuring and Succession Planning. She is an International Bar Association Scholar for International Tax and  has authored renowned international legal publications such as The World Trust Survey, Lexis Nexis, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Annual Publication 4 years in a row.

Hanisha received her degrees in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Mumbai.

Lim Ying Hui

AVP, Assistant Client Advisor


Ying Hui joined Lighthouse Canton in 2014 and was part of the pioneering team in the Wealth Management division in Lighthouse. She is responsible for managing clients’ accounts and executing holistic solutions to her clients with her investment expertise and robust private banking product knowledge. As an account manager, she functions as the contact point for all internal and external stakeholders for anything relating to clients’ accounts.

Ying Hui brought along her corporate banking expertise via her time at HSBC, specifically the Corporate Banking (Credit) unit, where she worked with corporates and reviewed their profiles and risk metric to enhance their balance sheet lending capabilities.  

Yinghui received her Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from University of London.

Johan Ong

AVP, Junior Investment Advisor


Johan joined Lighthouse Canton in 2015 initially in the Singapore office before relocating to the Dubai office. He started his career at the firm as an Analyst, working on client reporting and accounting before progressing to Associate and then AVP where he is now responsible for execution trading for Lighthouse Canton funds and client servicing on the Wealth Management team.

Prior to joining the firm, he was an Analyst for Deutsche Bank where he primarily worked on audit projects pertaining to the back-office functions of the Asset and Wealth Management segment. Before that, he was a Relationship Officer at Citi where he was part of the Sales team in the Unsecured Loan department, engaging clients on a daily basis to understand and provide solutions for their short-term liquidity needs. He started his career at United Overseas Bank as a Compliance Officer where he conducted periodic reviews of existing clients of the private bank.

Johan received his Bachelor’s degree in Science in Banking and Finance from University of London.

Dipak Karthikesan

Associate, Assistant Client Advisor


Dipak joined Lighthouse Canton in 2017 where he was part of the Fund Operations team and has now transitioned to the Wealth Advisory team in 2019. He assists the Wealth Management team with the on-boarding of Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals as well as Family Office clients onto the company’s platform, thereby liaising with them for the requisite KYC and documentation procedures.

During his stint in the Operations team, his responsibilities encompassed ensuring seamless execution of all aspects of investment activities, fund launches, client-on boarding and all other aspects of operations.

Previously, he was at JP Morgan in Boston where he was an Exchange Traded Fund Accountant. Prior to that, he was at Wellington Management as a Hedge Fund Admin Consultant where he liaised with Fund administrators and Accountants with audits and financial statements.

Dipak received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance & Accounting from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Eddie Tan

Analyst, Assistant Client Advisor


Eddie joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is responsible for supporting the Client Advisors in the Wealth Management Team and deal with Private Banks on client matters ranging from investments to administrative work.

Before Lighthouse Canton, Eddie worked in both the front office of OCBC bank as a Sales Executive where he was widely exposed to customer relations and Middle office of HSBC bank as a Trade Operation Assistant which had given him opportunities to liaise with both internal and external stake holders.

Eddie received his Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from University of London.

Sunil Kalra

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

LC Beacon Global Fund, Singapore

Sunil joined Lighthouse Canton in 2016 as the Portfolio Manager for LC Beacon Global Fund.

He has 20 years of experience in the Fixed Income and Currency markets, spanning across market making and proprietary trading roles in large global investment banks. Prior to Lighthouse Canton, he spent 10 years at Citibank where he held various roles which includes Head of Fixed Income and Currency Trading in India, Head of Global Macro Sales and most recently Head of Emerging Markets FX Trading (APAC markets) in the Singapore office. He started his career in Deutsche Bank India where he went on to become the Head of FX trading before moving to Ranbaxy Laboratories where he set up proprietary trading and integrated Fixed Income Arbitrage desks.

Sunil received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University.

Jignesh Desai

Director, Trading

LC Beacon Global Fund, Singapore

Jignesh joined Lighthouse Canton in 2016 as the Head of Trading for LC Beacon Global Fund.

Previously, he spent 10 years at Citibank where he was trading across FX, High Grade Credit and Convertible Bond Credit markets. Prior to that, he was the Manager of Corporate Sales, FX and Rates in ICICI Bank.

Jignesh received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from VJTI Mumbai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

Huang Hao

Associate, Trading

LC Beacon Global Fund, Singapore

Hao joined Lighthouse Canton in 2016 as a Junior Trader for LC Beacon Global Fund. He executes trades for the Fund on behalf of the Portfolio Manager and Head of Trading. He also manages his own proprietary trading book.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, he completed his internship as a Global Markets Summer Analyst at Citibank Singapore, where he helped traders build a VBA program to track market data more efficiently. Before that, as an intern with the Sales & Development team at Eurex, he helped the Head of Business Development analyze all the exchange traded products trading data to further enhance product understanding to boost trading volume.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Quantitative Finance from Singapore Management University (SMU). He has passed all 3 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and has completed the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification.

Antoine Bracq

Director, Investment Consultant


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.

Karthik Ramaswamy

AVP, Trading


Karthik joined Lighthouse Canton in 2019 where he is responsible for the Trading function across FX, Equites and Fixed Income, handling both execution and proprietary risk.

He has spent over 7 years in the financial markets space across roles including Trading at Edelweiss International, Sales at Nomura International, Risk Management at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Technology at Barclays Capital. His product coverage has been across FX and Fixed Income in the Macro space, and his geographical focus has been broad, covering G10 and global EM with a preference for Asia, owing to physical location.

Karthik received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), a Masters in Management degree from ESCP Europe (Paris) and a Masters in Financial Engineering degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Energy Risk Professional (ERP) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

Ng Tai Jun

Analyst, Asst. Investment Consultant


Tai Jun joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is responsible for identifying Fixed Income opportunities on a global scale by synergizing both bottom up and top down methodologies.

Prior to this, Tai Jun was an intern on the Asset Management team in Lighthouse Canton where he assisted the investment team regularly in investment ideation for wealth clients on Equity, Fixed Income and Structured Products. He also played an instrumental role in the Advisory team by developing internal systems to enhance the client portfolio management process.

Tai Jun received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Singapore Management University (SMU) in 2018.

Sanket Sinha

Director, Private Markets


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 her 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).

Sanyukta Desai

VP, Private Markets


Sanyukta joined Lighthouse Canton in 2017. She is part of the Private Investment team as the Assistant Portfolio Manager for the LCV Trade Finance Fund and the LC Core Opportunities Funds.

Prior to this, she spent over 4 years in Credit Suisse in the Credit Risk team working on economic risk capital, quantitative strategies and stress testing.

Sanyukta received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting and Management from University of Nottingham and an MBA from INSEAD.

Mariana Ibrahim

Director, Institutional Sales & IR


Mariana joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. She heads up the Institutional Sales and Investor Relations function, in which she manages client relationships and oversees institutional sales.

She has over 10 years of industry experience where she spent majority of her career at KBC Alpha and PAAMCO as a Hedge Fund Investment Analyst and later as an Account Management Specialist. While at PAAMCO, she was responsible for hedge fund research and due diligence before joining the Account Management team where she was responsible for building relationships with large institutional investors in the region. Prior to Lighthouse Canton, she spent 4 years in Hong Kong doing Prime Brokerage Sales at Credit Suisse, Hong Kong, following which she headed the Investor Relations function at a Hong Kong based global Macro fund.

Mariana received her degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

Harsha Narayan

AVP, Institutional Sales & IR


Harsha joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. She is part of the Institutional Sales and Investor Relations team, where she is primarily responsible for client relationship management.

She was previously a Business Development Manager for Eurekahedge (subsidiary of Mizuho Bank) where she worked with a wide range of institutional investors to provide them with research on hedge funds for their investment decisions.

Harsha received her degree in Bachelor of Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charterholder.

Anil Sukhwani

Director, Operations


Anil joined Lighthouse Canton in 2014 as the Head of Operations and is responsible for managing the overall Operations functions for the Multi-Family Office & Asset Management divisions of the firm. Having spent close to 14 years in Operations, Anil has extensive experience dealing with all asset classes. His areas of expertise include client on-boarding, cash management, settlements, reconciliations & accounting functions.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, Anil was at Macquarie Group in Singapore as Manager of Trade Support Operations for the Emerging Markets Arbitrage Desk. Anil has also worked at Goldman Sachs where he was Vice President in the Commodities Operations team.

Anil received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University.

Phillippe Ma

AVP, Operations


Phillippe joined Lighthouse Canton in 2019 in the Asset Management Operations team. Phillippe has extensive experience in and works on client on-boarding, reconciliations, fund administration and accounting functions.

Prior to Lighthouse Canton, Phillippe was at Apex Funds Services as a Supervisor of the Fund Administration team. Previously, he spent over 11 years working in the Fund Administration teams at Custom House Fund Services and Citco Fund Services.

Phillippe received his degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University.

Hashura Begum

Analyst, Operations


Hashura joined Lighthouse Canton in 2019 as the first member of the Wealth Operations team and is responsible for client onboarding, KYC checks and all other operational aspects.

Before this, she was an Information Security analyst in the Operations and Technology division at Citibank Singapore where she was part of the APAC regional team that manages access of internal business application users for existing and new application rollouts. She played an essential role as a Project Lead in the remediation of compliance issues with high risk applications and rollouts of automation projects with respect to ID administration.

Hashura received her degree in Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from National University of Singapore.

Nishali Chand

VP, Operations

Bengaluru, India

Nishali joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 and leads the Operations team out of Bengaluru. She works closely with the Head of Operations to improve operating efficiencies in the team along with handling the day to day on Fund Management Operations, right from Fund set up up to Fund going live.

Prior to this, Nishali was with Goldman Sachs, India for over 8 years, working across Derivative Operations in Bengaluru, Hong Kong and London Offices. She has also worked in Commodities Position Control and Listed Derivatives teams.

Nishali received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from St Agnes College, Mangalore University.

Ramya Rajagopal

AVP, Operations

Bengaluru, India

Ramya joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 in the Bengaluru office and is part of the Operations team. She is responsible for Operational Risk management & Business Intelligence initiatives.

Prior to this, she spent 6 years at Goldman Sachs India and Poland offices where she excelled in the role of a Project Manager in Risk (Liquidity & Treasury) and Regulatory Due Diligence for EMEA and Asia Pacific jurisdictions with focus on Money Markets, SWIFT Payment Network, AML, Client Integration and Robotics Process Automation (RPA). She is proficient in areas of Risk management, Regulatory implementations, Liquidity & Treasury cash management.

Ramya received her Bachelor in Business Management degree in Finance from Christ University.

Crisel Machado

Associate, Operations

Bengaluru, India

Crisel joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 and is a part of the Operations team out of Bengaluru. She is responsible for aiding seamless execution of responsibilities pertaining to various operational needs of the organization.

She previously worked in the Operations team at Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru specializing in Foreign Exchange, Interest Rates, Credit Derivative operations for three years and has worked on numerous projects focused on strengthening internal controls and reducing the overall operational risk.

Crisel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Manipal University.

Dinesh Gogia

Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Risk


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.

Lim Chong Sian (Ethan)

Associate, Risk and Compliance


Chong Sian joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. He is part of the Compliance team, where he is responsible for the management of Enterprise Risk and Compliance related matters for LCPL and its subsidiary in Dubai.

Previously, he was a Compliance Executive for Prudential Assurance Company Singapore where he performed regular reviews and audits under the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) framework under the Financial Advisors Act. He also lead the design and changes on Compliance training framework to incorporate creative methodologies. Prior to that, he was Financial Planner with Great Eastern Life Assurance.

Chong Sian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from University of London and has an ICA Advanced Certificate in Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Safiya S

VP, Compliance


Safiya joined Lighthouse Canton in 2019. She is responsible for supporting Compliance and Risk function at Lighthouse Canton (DIFC)’s Dubai operations, facilitating local regulatory obligations and integrating the group’s policies.

Before Lighthouse Canton, Safiya worked for a myriad of organizations including AXA, KPMG, Oracle, Ocwen Financial Solutions and Oman Insurance Company for about 10 years. She has gained experience in regulatory, financial crime compliance, audit and advisory in diverse financial services sectors. In her roles at KPMG and most recently at Oman Insurance Company, she developed, implemented, monitored and performed the compliance (AML & MLRO) duties, risk mitigation and audit globally and specifically in the EMEA region.

Safiya is an experienced and proficient trainer, speaker and columnist on financial crime compliance and internal audit.

Safiya received her bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University, India. She is a professionally qualified auditor, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE Pursuant).

Zoe Xiong

VP, Finance


Zoe joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018. She is responsible for accounting functions, financial analysis and statutory reporting across multiple jurisdictions.

She is a capable accounting and finance professional with a demonstrated history of work prior to Lighthouse Canton focused in management accounting, financial reporting, forecasting and strategic planning, for different business units under WorleyParsons Group.

She received her degrees in Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance from University of London and a Master of Science in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University (SMU). She qualified as a CA (Singapore) from Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Affiliate.

Shilpa Kumar

Senior Associate, Office Administrator


Shilpa joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 as the Office Manager for the Dubai office. She is responsible for the efficient functioning of the office through a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks. She coordinates activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies and local regulations. Through her years of experience, she is well equipped to be a strong people manager, capable of operating the office with optimal efficiency and customer relationship management.

Prior to this, she was with Jet Airways (India) Limited and Emirates Airline (UAE) for over 17 years. She has demonstrated success in various aspects of the travel trade from Ticketing, Crisis Management, Sales, Revenue optimization, Project Testing, Business Analysis to People Management.

Shilpa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Secretaryship from University of Madras, India and a post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Pondicherry University, India. 

Karina Cheok

Analyst, Office Administrator


Karina joined Lighthouse Canton in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis.

As a recent graduate, her internship experience includes the Attractions Training & Development unit in Resorts World Sentosa. She assisted the trainers on their weekly training for the new team members, and was tasked with designing  the bi-monthly RWS team member newsletter.

Karina received her diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Nanyang Polytechnic and a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Economics from the National University of Singapore (NUS). She had also participated in the Overseas Student Exchange Program studying Hotel and Resort Management at HTW Chur, Switzerland.

Always on the lookout for talent

The typical roles we hire for are Traders, Hedge Fund Operations, Investor Relations, Investment Consultants, Asset and Wealth Managers.

If you are interested to join our team, drop in your resume and if your profile matches our requirements, we will get in touch.


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