External Investment Manager

Functions of the External Investment Manager

Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd (“MAM”) has appointed the following External Investment Managers (EIMs). The roles and responsibilities of the EIMs is to manage the investment portfolio of the relevant funds in accordance with MAM fund investment objective and subject to the Capital Markets and Services Act 2007 (“CMSA”), the Guidelines and the terms and conditions of the investment management agreement between the EIM and MAM.

Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd ("MIAM")

Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. ("Maybank Islamic AM") is a wholly owned entity of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad and backed by the world's third largest Islamic bank and Malaysia’s largest Islamic Bank – Maybank Islamic Berhad ("Maybank Islamic"). Maybank Islamic is also known as the leading financial services provider in Asean with global presence in key capital markets namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, London, Labuan, Bahrain and Hong Kong. Maybank Islamic is one of the leading Sukuk arrangers in Global Sukuk League Table.

With solid backing from Maybank Islamic and Maybank Asset Management Group's Asian focused investment expertise and experience in managing Islamic mandates, Maybank Islamic AM is strategically positioned to provide corporates and institutions, high net-worth and individual investors' a gateway to an array of Shariah-compliant investment solutions investing in multi-asset class across diversified geographic regions.

Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad

Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad (“Affin Hwang AM”) was incorporated in Malaysia on 2 May 1997 and began its operations under the name Hwang-DBS Capital Berhad in 2001. In early 2014, Affin Hwang AM was acquired by the Affin Banking Group (“Affin”) and hence, is now supported by a home-grown financial services conglomerate. As at LPD, Affin has over 39 years of experience in financial industry which focuses on commercial, Islamic and investment banking services, money broking, fund management and underwriting of life and general insurance business. Meanwhile, Affin Hwang AM has 15 years’ experience in the fund management company. Additionally, Affin Hwang AM is 30% owned by Nikko Asset Management International Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management Co. Ltd, an Asian investment management franchise.

Amundi Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Amundi Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Amundi Malaysia”) is a holder of a Capital Markets Services Licence for the regulated activity of fund management issued by the SC under the CMSA and provides professional investment services for clients looking to invest in the fixed income and equity markets within Malaysia and globally.

Amundi Malaysia was licensed since August 2008 as a foreign fund management company under the Special Scheme* and became the 4th foreign fund management company to enter the market through a 100 % foreign owned company.

*The Special Scheme is part of SC’s efforts under the Capital Market Masterplan to broaden the participation and accelerate growth of the investment management industry by approving foreign fund management companies to operate in Malaysia and be able to provide a greater range of services and product choice for local investors.

Mellon Investments Corporation

Mellon was established in 1933 with roots tracing back to the late 1800s. Mellon was formed on January 31, 2018, when The Boston Company and Standish merged into Mellon Capital. Effective January 2, 2019, the combined firm was renamed Mellon Investments Corporation.

Mellon reflects the legacy of each composite boutique with deep roots in investment management solutions and excellent client service.

The Boston Company: Our active equity strategies leverage the expertise built by The Boston Company, which was founded in 1970. A long, distinguished tradition of bottom-up stock selection and in-depth investigative research supports our active equity strategies. Our active equity portfolios cover the geographic and market cap spectrum.

Standish: We offer a comprehensive range of actively managed fixed income strategies based on the deep experience of Standish, which was founded in 1933. Our active fixed income strategies span a wide range of fixed income disciplines and demonstrate our ability to design innovative effective solutions to satisfy the needs of our active fixed income clients.

Mellon Capital: Mellon Capital was established in 1983 under the leadership of William Fouse and Thomas Loeb, who are recognized as the originators of index fund and valuation-based tactical asset allocation strategies. Mellon Capital professionals have performed pioneering research and innovative applications of economic theory to the investment management process since its founding.

The strategic combination of these specialized managers was to create a new breed of multi-asset investment specialist: holistic in approach, client driven and committed to investment excellence. Our strategies are designed to meet growing client demand for more diversified, sophisticated investment solutions from a single provider. From asset class expertise to broad market exposures, clients drive what we do.

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