Endowus has launched Singapore’s first satellite portfolios with institutional funds and 100% trailer fee rebates. The professionally designed and curated portfolios allow Retail and Accredited investors to add Satellite positions in the industry-leading Endowus digital wealth app, with the goal of providing diversified sources of alpha (above market returns) for Endowus app users in addition to its top-performing Core Flagship and ESG portfolios.
The six portfolios, Technology, Global Real Estate, Megatrends, China Equities, China Fixed Income, and Low-Volatility Fixed Income, were prioritised in response to strong customer demand for optimised exposure to these select market opportunities and more will follow in the coming months.
Each of these portfolios have gone through a rigorous quantitative and qualitative selection and portfolio optimisation process by the Endowus Investment Office. The team’s institutional screening process has identified best-in-class funds to build diversified portfolios most suitable for Singapore-based investors. Many of these funds were previously not available in Singapore, but were launched with Endowus to build these sophisticated Satellite portfolios.
“We are excited to launch the new Satellite portfolios that are professionally managed and optimised by Endowus in response to our clients’ needs. We worked closely with the leading global managers to bring best-in-class funds to build these popular satellite portfolios. They stand head and shoulders above other offerings in the market in terms of institutional sophistication and its diversified, optimised design. It perfectly complements our Core portfolios in allowing some active tilts to personal investment preferences to achieve better returns.” says Samuel Rhee, Chief Investment Officer of Endowus.
The Endowus Satellite Portfolios will feature funds managed by many award-winning world class managers such as AllianceBernstein, Allianz, BlackRock, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, FSSA, Fullerton, Janus Henderson, JP Morgan, Neuberger Berman, Schroders, Thematics, UOB Asset Management.
“Traditional financial advisors have long been incentivised by fund managers to sell their products. This may result in advisors recommending higher cost products for their own benefit, rather than choosing what is best for their clients’ profile and needs. As we offer new and exciting investment opportunities, it is important that we continue to do so in an unbiased manner—and in areas that complement our investors’ needs,” says Endowus Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Van.
Cost remains the single most important determinant of future returns, so being cost-efficient is a key factor in bringing successful outcomes to these portfolios. Endowus’ industry-first and ongoing commitment to 100% trailer fee rebates and no sales fees continues with these Satellite portfolios. This transparent cost structure, along with accessing much lower fund-level fees, culminates in an estimated 67% in cost savings for Endowus clients on average compared to traditional satellite investing offerings. This commitment also ensures that Endowus’ selection of funds is based solely on their track record, experience and ability to deliver on performance, rather than incentives provided by the fund managers.