Standard Chartered innovation and ventures unit SC Ventures is partnering with independent asset manager Franklin Templeton to launch Autumn. According to Standard Chartered, wealth, health and lifestyle platform Autumn represents a first-in-market offering in Singapore.
Plans are underway to roll the open platform out progressively in Hong Kong and other markets in Asia. Specifically, Autumn is an independent digital platform incubated in and backed by SC Ventures. Autumn empowers consumers interested in achieving their financial goals to plan and manage their financial and physical wellbeing.
It aims to offer best-in-class tools, products, and services across all aspects of wealth, health and lifestyle. Moreover, Autumn says it prepares users to be future fit in finance, health and wellness, regardless of their life stage.
Standard Chartered backs Autumn: helping the ageing population achieve financial clarity
Autumn is focused on supporting the needs of the local growing ageing population. Autumn’s mobile application helps users to achieve financial clarity. It combines clients’ banking, investment, insurance and healthcare data into a single dashboard.
That means users can plan for their financial future using personalised aspirations and goals, scenario analyses and portfolio stress testing.
With this strategic partnership, Franklin Templeton will be an asset management partner of Autumn. The Autumn platform will provide users with access to curated financial literacy content from the Franklin Templeton Academy. In addition, it offers investment insights from Franklin Templeton’s Investment Institute. This harnesses the firm’s global investment expertise and extensive in-house research capabilities. Autumn users may choose to receive insights on their model portfolio based on their risk profile and their financial data.
Autumn to being lifestyle partners on board
At the next phase. Autumn will provide insights into how a user’s lifestyle choices will likely impact their retirement plans. So, it will use data from third-party wearable and health applications. This will enable them to take proactive action to stay healthy, avoid unnecessary healthcare cost and optimise their insurance coverage. To enhance their general wellbeing, Autumn will also be bringing lifestyle partners onboard. These will include travel services and volunteering opportunities.
Mike Kruger, Chief Executive Officer of Autumn, says: “Everyone wants to live well. Autumn helps users plan for a future that makes this possible. We’re delighted to be working with Franklin Templeton and Standard Chartered. This creates a truly customer-centric, holistic and affordable solution for all. By combining digital wealth technology with health, lifestyle and financial wellness, we’ll help users adopt healthier habits and create a retirement that is personalised for them.”
Alex Manson of SC Ventures, adds: “Autumn addresses one of the greatest societal challenges of our time. Getting older is unfortunately inevitable. All of us want to grow older in a good way, with a healthy lifestyle as opposed to procrastinating about the issue. This won’t be achieved by pushing products. It requires trust in a community of like-minded people, and importantly, the integrity of data-driven decisions.