With rising rates amid mounting inflation, the opportunity cost of leaving cash in low-yielding savings accounts is greater than ever through the last decade. But the hunt for higher yield is not always straightforward, and that is why many choose to leave their idle cash in a current account. Investors want higher yields relative to the low risk that they want to take on these savings; they also want to get easy and flexible access to the money should they need to withdraw the cash for more immediate needs.
We’re here to help — Endowus has a suite of cash management funds and cash management solutions designed to suit your specific needs. Pick cash management or liquidity funds available on our Fund Smart platform, or consider our Cash Smart portfolios that allow you to earn higher yields with no penalties on redemptions.
Most importantly, enjoy daily liquidity for full flexibility. The funds on the Endowus platform are well diversified and enable you to take advantage of increasing yields in a rising rate environment, while minimising concentration risks to single issuers.
We have these solutions available in SGD, USD, and other major currencies. With Endowus, you can invest in funds and advised portfolios using Cash, CPF, or Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) savings. Endowus also has corporate cash solutions, which you can find out more about here.
With higher interest rates, projected gross yields now range from 3.0% to 5.1% p.a. (as of 30 April 2023) for cash management funds available on the Endowus platform.
Cash management solutions on the Endowus platform
Here are the key money market or liquidity funds available on the Endowus platform:
- Fullerton SGD Cash Fund
- LionGlobal SGD Money Market Fund
- United SGD Money Market Fund
- LionGlobal SGD Enhanced Liquidity Fund (*ultra-short duration)
- Fullerton USD Cash Fund
- Amundi Cash USD Fund
As with all investments, investors are reminded that putting your money into money market or liquidity funds come with some degree of risk, and that the yield is not guaranteed. If you do not wish to be subject to the risk of capital loss, we recommend you to consider capital-protected vehicles such as bank deposits, or government-backed instruments such as Singapore Savings Bonds (SSBs) and Treasury bills (T-bills). To find out more about each fund’s historical track record, click on the fund names above.
Comparing fixed deposits, T-bills, SSBs, and cash management funds
The world of cash management spans a wide variety of yield enhancement products. Investors in Singapore who are looking for a higher interest rate may turn to fixed deposits from Singapore banks, Singapore government Treasury bills (T-bills), Singapore Savings Bonds (SSBs), or unit trusts, for example.
However, it is important for investors to have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each of these instruments — they often come with trade-offs involving yield, lock-ups, duration, minimum or maximum investment amounts, and transaction fees.
And if you’re looking to invest your CPF Ordinary Account (OA) savings, bear in mind that not all cash management products are available for OA investments.
The table below shows key details about Singapore fixed deposits, T-bills, SSBs, and cash management unit trusts on the Endowus platform, including the latest available information on their yields (as of the time of writing). For fixed deposits, please note that the range of current yields should be taken as a guide only, given that fixed deposit interest rates in Singapore change frequently.
The smart and flexible way to earn more on your cash
Looking to build your own investment portfolio? The Fullerton SGD Cash Fund, with a net yield of 3.69% p.a.*, could be a great addition depending on your needs and objectives. You can add it to your portfolio by following these steps.
If you’re interested in advised portfolios, Cash Smart Secure is another good option, with projected yields ranging between 3.5% and 3.8% p.a**. Cash Smart Enhanced is available as well for investors who are willing to take more risk relative to the Cash Smart Secure solution. Critically, Endowus offers our cash management solutions at fees of just 0.05% (as of 30 April 2023), making our offerings highly competitive for your low-risk investments. This is on top of our longstanding practice to rebate any trailer fees back to our clients. Learn more about our Cash Smart offerings here.
Make your cash work smarter for you. If you have money set aside for an upcoming expense, earn higher returns on it instead of letting it sit idle in your current or savings account. To get started with Endowus, click here.
* As of 28 April 2023. Net yield after deducting fund-level fees and Endowus access fee, and adding back rebates. Note: The Endowus Fee is subject to GST from 1 April 2023 onwards. Source: Endowus Research, Fullerton Fund Management.
**As of 30 April 2023. Net yield after deducting fund-level fees and Endowus access fee, and adding back rebates. Note: The Endowus Fee is subject to GST from 1 April 2023 onwards. Source: Endowus Research, Fullerton Fund Management, Lion Global Investors
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