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

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.
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.
Fad'l Mohamed

Non-Independent Member
Fad’l Mohamed is currently Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad. At Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad, he was appointed as an Alternate Director to Dato’ Muzaffar Hisham on 1 January 2017 and an Investment Committee member on 15 January 2017.

He started his career as a lawyer with Messrs Rashid & Lee. He then joined the Take-overs and Mergers Department of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) when the SC was established in 1993. Thereafter, he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, an investment bank, providing cross-border mergers and acquisitions advice and other corporate advisory services to Malaysian and foreign corporations.

He then set out on his own to provide corporate advisory services. In 2004, he founded Maestro Capital Sdn Bhd, a licensed corporate finance adviser providing corporate finance advisory services primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and fund raising.

Fad'l holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of London and a Masters of Business Administration (Merit) from Imperial College Business School. Fad’l also has a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and is a licensed capital markets services representative.

Fad’l is also a Commissioner for PT Maybank Kim Eng Securities and a director of Maybank Private Equity Sdn Bhd.

He has served as a director on the boards of many companies, amongst others, he was an independent non-executive director of CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad.

He is also currently a director of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club.  
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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