Global sustainability-focused family office launches

EWPW will target clients in Singapore, across Asia and beyond

Milltrust International, an investment manager co-headquartered in London and Singapore, has launched a global sustainability-focused multi-family office with the aim of protecting and investing assets for families who prioritise sustainability and impact.

East West Private Wealth (EWPW) is an independent advisory and investment management platform designed for families and entrepreneurs to provide long term financial security and real sustainable impact.

EWPW will target clients in Singapore, across Asia and beyond, combining investment management and advisory, estate and wealth planning, trust and administration, merchant banking, and philanthropic and strategic giving.

It offers non-cyclical investment opportunities, across venture capital, listed funds, and direct impact-driven co-investments, in addition to delivering all the standard liquid asset classes, working with best-in-class external partners across the globe.

Simon Hopkins, Milltrust founder and chair of East West Private Wealth, said: “EWPW seeks to deliver uncorrelated returns whilst addressing the most pressing issues of our time, including the development of emerging economies, the advancement of new technologies, and combating climate change.”

The wealth industry is “crying out for innovation and investable thematics”, he said, instead of “trying to squeeze clients into one of a number of model portfolios”. 

“There is far too little granularity or transparency,” he added.

EWPW will deliver clients a skill-based investment approach, drawing on over 13 years of solutions for families. 

With offices in Singapore and London, and a presence in Geneva, Monaco and UAE, the firm has links with boutique managers around the world, structured as segregated, bespoke managed accounts for its clients.

Part of its offering is creating liquidity and transparency for clients in conjunction with tier one international and local banking relationships.

Through Milltrust International’s existing investment platforms, such as British Innovation Fund II, the Climate Impact Asia fund, and its top-performing Global Emerging Markets fund (GEMS), EWPW benefits from a network of institutional investment expertise.

Private deal flow is secured through investments with the eight UK Universities, Climate-KIC, and Enterprise Singapore, all of which Milltrust has worked with to back technological innovations, making over 80 successful start-up investments over the past decade across themes spanning health, global food systems, and waste management.

Alexander Kalis, group managing director and head of investments, said: “EWPW offers genuinely bespoke investment solutions, addressing return requirements and personal impact aspirations through a highly flexible platform that accesses the world’s top skill-based investors.”