Awards for Distinction 2023 – Best Independent Wealth Manager-Asia Pacific

Best Independent Wealth Manager Asia Pacific


Lighthouse Canton

Best Independent Wealth Manager – Asia Pacific

Shilpi Chowdhary

Group chief executive officer
Lighthouse Canton

We are proud to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year and extend our deepest gratitude to our valued clients and partners for their trust and support.

Over the last year, the financial services landscape has evolved rapidly, influenced by ever-changing global economic shifts, demand for alternative investments, and the necessity of digital transformation. At Lighthouse Canton, the team persistently tackled these challenges, focusing on digital agility, investment acumen, and client-centricity, and delivering advanced digital technologies to meet the evolving needs
of clients.

This award for the “Best Independent Wealth Manager – Asia Pacific” underscores our industry leadership and our commitment to delivering innovative investment solutions while minimising capital risk. As we move forward, we remain resolute in our goal to push the boundaries of excellence in wealth management.

What was behind the judges’ decision?

  • The independent wealth manager has continuously demonstrated a willingness to embrace cutting-edge technologies in its investment processes. One of the latest examples is LC Vantage, an end-to-end integrated wealth manager platform that delivers access to more than 40 global markets; institutional-grade analytics; and portfolio optimisation across private banks and custodians. The platform also offers access to a variety of investment products and has already generated strong interest from clients
  • In 2023, the firm reaffirmed and built upon its leadership in the private markets space. Lighthouse Canton’s developments in this space included the launch of a venture debt fund targeting India and Southeast Asia; a deepening of its specialisation in the life sciences space; and continuing income generation and capital appreciation from its 100% Singapore-focused, short-term secured debt opportunities
  • Lighthouse Canton demonstrated strong risk-adjusted returns across its flagship fixed income and equity portfolios with less volatility during the review period, delivering strong alpha relative to their respective benchmarks. In the view of the judging panel, this provides another strong vindication of the wealth manager’s investment processes, which leverage extensive inhouse research and proprietary models that incorporate quantitative screens and qualitative analysis

What we said

“In 2023, Lighthouse Canton well and truly lived up to its promise to create value through innovative investment solutions. From new private market investment strategies to fresh digital tools and AI-enabled asset allocation, the Singapore-based independent wealth manager has time and again proved that it is able to think outside of the box and find new ways of delivering best-in-class services to its clientele no matter the market conditions,” said Daniel Shane, editor of Asian Private Banker.

“Lighthouse Canton scored highly across all key metrics used to judge the Awards for Distinction, including net new assets, revenue growth across business lines, AUM and client count. This is truly a reflection and testament to the strength of alpha being delivered across the independent wealth manager’s investment strategies and a rock-solid endorsement from Lighthouse Canton’s clientele.

“For these reasons and more, Asian Private Banker’s judging panel for the Awards for Distinction 2023 is delighted to give Lighthouse Canton the accolade for Best Independent Wealth Manager – Asia Pacific for the second year in a row.”

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