During onboarding, if you fulfil the conditions set out below, you may choose to be deemed as a Professional Investor. While the Endowus Fee is the same for both Retail and Professional Investors, there is a broader range of financial products available for Professional Investors, including alternative investments such as private equity funds, private credit funds and hedge funds.
How do I qualify as a Professional Investor?
As an individual, you can qualify as a Professional Investor, if you have a portfolio of at least HK$ 8 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency) consisting of:
- Investments (including stocks, bonds, unit trusts, equity-linked investment and more) based on market value
- Certificates of Deposits (CDs)
- Cash or cash equivalent deposits
This portfolio may be held under your name, or via an investment holding corporation which is wholly owned by you.
In the case of a joint account, we will deem that you hold equal share of the jointly held assets unless a written agreement specifying the arrangement is provided. If the joint account is held with your spouse or children, we can deem 100% of the jointly held assets as yours but would require a marriage certificate or birth certificate evidencing the relationship.
Please note: pursuant to the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, you are required to provide such supporting documents on an annual basis to renew your Professional Investor status.
Trusts, Corporations and Partnerships
Trust corporations that have been entrusted under the trust or trusts of which it acts as a trustee can qualify with total assets of not less than HK$40 million (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)
Corporations or partnerships can qualify with a portfolio of at least HK$ 8 million or total assets of at least $40 million HKD (or its equivalent in a foreign currency)
How do I apply to become a Professional Investor?
You may opt-in by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the relevant supporting documents.For corporate clients, please contact us via email@example.com