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Endowus partners with private equity giant EQT to broaden individuals’ access to private markets

November 14, 2023

Endowus Private Wealth clients will now be able to access the universe of private investment strategies from EQT and diversify their portfolios with an expansive range of value-added asset classes

Endowus, Asia’s leading digital wealth management platform, has joined forces with EQT, the third largest private equity (PE) firm in the world. The newly-inked partnership allows Endowus Private Wealth (EPW) clients in Singapore and Hong Kong to gain diversified exposure to multiple high-performing EQT funds through investment solutions on the Endowus platform.

The partnership marks another milestone in the exponential growth of Endowus’ private wealth offerings, which strives to facilitate investors’ ease of access to private banking and institutional-grade services — all while offering these solutions at lower minimums, with shorter lock-up periods. These enable individual investors to reap the benefits traditionally only made available to institutional investors; adding greater stability and diversification to their existing portfolios with a view of improving absolute and risk-adjusted returns, particularly in today’s markets with higher interest rates and a persistent inflationary environment that has raised volatility.

Since 2021, the company has nearly tripled the number of accredited investors on its Singapore platform; collectively, the Endowus Group manages approximately US$5 billion in total assets today. EPW clients based in Singapore and Hong Kong can already choose from a diverse selection of alternative strategies across multi-strategy and single strategy hedge funds, private equity, private credit, and private real estate managed by leading established players.

Alternative solutions from EQT are today available through the Endowus platform, together with other solutions from Balyasny, Brevan Howard, Bridgewater, Carlyle, Eisler, Hudson Bay, KKR, Millennium, Oaktree, Partners Group, Point72, Quantedge, Schonfeld, and World Quant.

Private equity giant EQT is the latest to join an illustrious list of other top-performing global fund managers available on the Endowus platform. The firm was founded in Stockholm in 1994 with backing from the prominent Wallenberg industrial conglomerate whose 160-year heritage spans five generations, with large holdings in Swedish multinational companies, such as ABB, AstraZeneca, Atlas Copco, Electrolux, Ericsson, and EQT. With offices in 20 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, EQT is today one of the largest and most active private investors within infrastructure, healthcare, and technology, managing more than EUR 224 billion in assets (as of September 2023).

Samuel Rhee, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Endowus, said, “The low correlation of private market investments to traditional asset classes and public markets allows investors who seek to further diversify their portfolios and reduce overall risk in volatile market periods. We are excited to partner with EQT and tap its deep expertise in private equity to give investors greater and well-managed access to alternative solutions. Our goal with Endowus Private Wealth is always to provide our clients with a curated selection of the best-in-class alternatives solutions, allowing investors to personalise their exposure with private investments into bite-sized, diversified portfolios to improve risk-adjusted returns.”

Sueann Yeo, Head of APAC Private Wealth Client Relations & Capital Raising at EQT, commented, “Data has shown that private markets have a huge potential to outperform traditional portfolios. We believe that private investments offer good risk-adjusted returns, and can provide additional stability and diversification. However, choosing the right investment remains a critical part of an investor’s strategy and performance. We’re thrilled to be part of Endowus Private Wealth offerings as it aligns with our vision to help investors realise the vast potential of private markets.”


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About Endowus

Endowus is Asia’s leading independent digital wealth platform. With entities licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Endowus is the first digital advisor in the region to span personal savings, private wealth and public pension (CPF & SRS in Singapore), helping investors grow their money with expert advice and access to institutional financial solutions at low and fair fees, through a personalised digital wealth experience.

Founded in 2017, Endowus has raised a total of US$95 million in funding from investors including UBS Next, Citi Ventures, MUFG Innovation Partners, EDBI, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Prosus Ventures, Samsung Ventures, SBVA, Singtel Innov8, and Z Venture Capital. Other investors include some of the largest Family Offices in Asia, as well as the founders and employees of Endowus.

Endowus’ leadership and growth have been recognised by the industry and it has attained numerous awards including, Singapore’s Best Digital Wealth Management, CEO of the Year (Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Awards 2023), Singapore’s Best Digital Wealth Management Experience (The Asset Triple A Digital Awards 2023), and Startup of the Year and WealthTech of the Year (Asia FinTech Awards 2022). Endowus is also among the firms named in the World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2023, Forbes’ “100 to Watch” list for 2022 and LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2022.

The Endowus Group comprises Endowus' licensed companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as Hong Kong-based Carret Private. Endowus Group serves over a hundred thousand clients with content, advice and access. With group assets of over US$5 billion it is one of the largest independent wealth managers in Asia. From a combination of 100% trailer fees rebates as direct cashback to clients, savings from the access to institutional share class and exclusive funds, Endowus has created more than US$40 million in savings for its clients.

About EQT

EQT is a purpose-driven global investment organization with EUR 224 billion in total assets under management within two business segments – Private Capital and Real Assets. EQT owns portfolio companies and assets in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas and supports them in achieving sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

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