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

Shirley Goh
Shirley Goh was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad and Maybank Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 14 May 2022. She also serves as a Chairman of Investment Committee of Maybank Asset Manegement Sdn Bhd, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank, a member of the Credit Review Committee of the Board.

She is a member of The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).

Shirley Goh retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia in June 2020 having worked with PwC for 41 years, of which 24 years were as a Partner. During her time in PwC, she was a long serving member of the Assurance Executive Team and was elected by the Partners to the Oversight Board in 2016 which she chaired for 4 years prior to her retirement in June 2020.

She has over 40 years of experience in audit and had provided business advisory services to a diverse range of clients, including local enterprises and conglomerates as well as multinational companies in financial services, healthcare, property development, poultry farming, retail, services etc. Apart from this, she also has a myriad of experience advising on local and cross-border Merger & Acquisition transactions at all stages of integration. She has also worked with clients with overseas operations such as in China, India, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Currently, Shirley Goh also sits on the Board of UEM Edgenta Berhad.  
Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Jamil
Independent Member
Kamarul Ariffin was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 10 April 2023. He also serves as the Chairman and the Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Islamic Asset Management (MIAM).

He is a member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers with more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry in various capacity culminating in his last appointment as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Affin Bank Berhad. He is currently holding the position of Chairman of Fullrich Malaysia Sdn Bhd, an E-Wallet company operating under the E-Money licence of Bank Negara Malaysia. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Marine & General Berhad and the Chairman of Revenue Monster Sdn Bhd.

Kamarul’s prior experience includes the oil and gas industry where he served in both the downstream business in Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd as well as the upstream business in Trenergy Malaysia Berhad. He also spent five years in Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad, the National Asset Management Company.

Kamarul is a graduate of University of Cambridge where he studied Economics.

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.  
Odie Lee Yih Hwan
Non-Independent Member
Odie 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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