How we select the best partners for GrabInvest

We believe that partnering with the right fund managers is paramount to delivering stable returns* on your investments. When you invest with GrabInvest, you can trust that your investments are being looked after by some of the best and most experienced asset management companies globally.

This article covers:

  1. What are asset management companies
  2. How we select partners
  3. Current asset management partners 
  4. How your funds are kept secure

What are asset management companies

An asset management company launches unit trusts which pool money from investors to manage their money the institutional way. They employ professional fund managers and have research and risk management teams to support them. The asset managers we work with are regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

How we select our asset management partners

At GrabInvest, we understand that putting money into an investment can be a big step. That’s why we apply strict criteria for investment funds that we select and the asset managers that manage them. Our partners are established asset management companies that help us achieve our vision of providing simple and flexible investment solutions. Potential partners are thoroughly vetted against criteria such as:
  • Group financial stability
  • Track record and size of assets managed 
  • Portfolio manager credentials 
  • Investment and risk management processes
  • Product and technology capabilities
On an ongoing basis, we monitor the behaviour and performance of the underlying funds and may amend the weight of a fund in the portfolio, or replace and invest in other funds which may be managed by other asset management companies.

Current asset management partners 

We selected our asset management partners, Fullerton Fund Management and UOB Asset Management Ltd, because they are leaders in the industry with proven track records. They bring years of experience and expertise to the table. Therefore, you can rest assured that your money is looked after by seasoned professionals with robust risk management processes.

Fullerton Fund Management

Incorporated in 2003, Fullerton Fund Management is part of a multi-asset management group, Seviora, a holding company established by Temasek. The company is headquartered in Singapore with associated offices in Shanghai, London and Brunei. Fullerton has won numerous awards as an investment specialist.

UOB Asset Management Ltd

UOB Asset Management was established in 1986 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank. Since then, the company has grown its presence extensively across 9 Asian Markets. Headquartered in Singapore, the company has won more than 292 regional awards and accumulated over 20 years of investment experience.

Investing money is an important step forward in money management. We believe in providing users with the best investment solutions that put their money to work and provide peace of mind.

How your funds are kept secure

Keeping your funds safe is our top priority. Therefore, your monies and investments are securely held by licensed custodians and are separate from those of our asset managers. These custodians are regulated, reputable financial institutions whose purpose is to safeguard the assets of their clients.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) is the custodian for funds managed by Fullerton, while funds managed by UOB Asset Management are held by State Street Bank and Trust Company.

HSBC Holdings Plc is a British bank headquartered in London that operates globally, notably in Asia, and that provides a large variety of financial services, including fund custody. HSBC ranks among the world’s ten largest banks.

State Street Corporation is an American financial services and bank holding company headquartered in Boston and it is one of the world’s five largest custodians in terms of assets under custody (AUC).

If you are looking for a simple way to earn more on your cash, with funds that can be withdrawn anytime and with no minimum investment to start, then look no further than GrabInvest. 

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* Projected yield and returns are not guaranteed or protected. Please refer to our latest projected yield and returns.

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Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.