Investment Committee

The investment committee is responsible for the following:  

(i) To provide general guidance on matters pertaining to policies on investment management. 
 
(ii) To select appropriate strategies to achieve the proper performance of the Fund in accordance with the Fund management policies. 
 
(iii) To ensure that the strategies selected are properly and efficiently implemented at the management level.
 
(iv) To ensure that the Fund is managed in accordance with the investment objectives, Deed, product specifications, relevant guidelines and securities laws, internal restrictions and policies, as well as acceptable and efficacious practices within the industry. 
 
(v) To actively monitor, measure and evaluate the investment management performance, risk and compliance level of Investment Department and all funds under the management of the company.
 
(vi) To not make nor influence investment decisions of the licensed persons or perform any other action that is in breach of any applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to portfolio manager’s license. 

 
The investment committee’s meetings are held four (4) times a year and more frequently should the circumstances require.  

Investment Committee Members

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Loh Lee Soon
 
Chairman/Independent Member
Loh Lee Soon was appointed as Board Member of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 22 April 2013 and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 15 January 2017.

He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

He started his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co as an auditor from 1974 until 1982. Thereafter, he established his auditing and information technology consultancy firm in 1984. He has also held senior management positions in UEM Group Berhad, KPMG Consulting, Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd, specialising in information technology and management consulting. At present, he is an independent director of Scicom (MSC) Berhad.

In addition, he is the member of Audit Committee of the Board at MAMG. His other board memberships within the Maybank Group include Maybank Asset Management Singapore Pte Ltd, Maybank International (L) Ltd, Etiqa Insurance Berhad (EIB) and Etiqa Takaful Berhad. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad, the Chairman of Board Oversight Committee Information Technology, a member of the Risk Management Committee of Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad and a member of EIB Board Oversight Committee of Proposed Land Development.
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Goh Ching Yin
 
Independent Member
Goh Ching Yin was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 1 January 2017.

Goh holds master of business administration from the Cranfield University, and has held various leadership and management positions in investment banking, regional business development, strategic consultancy, corporate recovery and insolvency, and auditing. He started his professional career with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company (now known as KPMG), and then moved on to consultancy at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Goh later started his foray into the investment banking industry when he was with RHB Sakura Merchant Bankers Berhad as a General Manager for Corporate Finance. Subsequently, he assumed the roles as the Managing Director of Corporate Finance with the BNP Paribas Group in Malaysia, and the Chief Executive Officer of Southern Investment Bank Berhad of the Southern Bank Group. He then held positions as executive director in the Chairman’s Office, Strategy and Development, and Market Oversight Divisions during his stint with the Securities Commission Malaysia.

In addition, he is the Chairman of Maybank Private Equity Sdn Bhd and board member of Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd. Apart from his directorships, he is also the Chairman of Risk Management Committee, a member of the Investment Committee and a member of Audit Committee of MAMG. Within other Maybank group of companies, he is also a board member of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad.
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Suhaimi bin Ilias
 
Non-Independent Member
Suhaimi bin Ilias has 20 years of experience in economics research. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Master of Arts (Hons) in Economics from Cambridge University.

Prior to joining Maybank Investment Bank in March 2007, Suhaimi was with Affin Investment Bank since 1998.  Before that, he worked at the central bank’s (Bank Negara Malaysia) Economics Department for five years, starting his career as an economist at the Macro Economic Division that is responsible for monitoring and analysing developments in the Malaysian economy as well as undertaking growth forecasts and formulating the country’s growth and development policies.  He later moved to the World Economy Division as regional economist.

Although he has left public service to join the private sector, Suhaimi remains interested in and contributed to economic policy making.  For example, he was a member of the External Consultant Group to the Globalisation Task Force, a unit under the National Economic Action Council (NEAC) between 2001 and 2003, and Malaysian Investment Development Authority ("MIDA")’s Technical Resource Group that prepared the inputs for the Third Industrial Master Plan for Non-Financial Services Sector in 2006.  He also participated in the discussions on the National Budget, the 10th Malaysia Plan (2011-2015) and was involved with MIDA's Technical Committee on Investment.  
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Norlia Mat Yusof
 
Non-Independent Member
Norlia Mat Yusof currently holds the position of Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Maybank Ageas Holdings Berhad (MAHB) managing Insurance and Takaful funds, including MAHB funds since January 2012. Under her leadership, The Asset Benchmark Research had awarded Etiqa as the Top Investment House Asian Currency Bonds Malaysia in 2016 (Ranked 1st), 2015 (Ranked 2nd) and 2014 (Ranked 1st).

Prior to this, she was the Executive Vice President, Head, Bancassurance, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful from July 2008 to December 2011. Within the short tenure of her leadership, Etiqa's Bancassurance Takaful had won the Best Banca Takaful Award 2009 at the Third International Takaful Summit 2009 in London.

Norlia is a member of the Financial Markets Association of Malaysia (also Persatuan Pasaran Kewangan Malaysia) and she graduated in BSc. Mathematics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

 
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Lee Yih Hwan
 
Non-Independent Member
Lee Yih Hwan joined Maybank in September 2010 as Head Asset Liability Management for Maybank Singapore. He has since taken on new portfolios as Head Global Markets Singapore and Maybank Group Corporate Treasurer. He has spent over 21 years in the banking industry, with experiences ranging from management accounting, data warehouse management, treasury support and trading in various Asian currencies and interest rate products. Before joining Maybank, he was at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) Singapore and prior to that HVB Group (now known as Unicredit Group).
 


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