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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Dato’ Idris bin Kechot
 
Chairman
Dato’ Idris Kechot is currently a Director of Maybank since 15 May 2019. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 1 January 2020. He also serves as the Chairman of Maybank Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd on 1 January 2020 and the Independent Non-Executive Director of Maybank Asset Management Group since 24 October 2019.

Dato’ Idris holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, United Kingdom and a Bachelor in Agriculture from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has also attended the Accelerated Development Programme at London Business School, United Kingdom.

Dato' Idris was formerly the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (“PNB”), one of the largest fund management companies in Malaysia. He was responsible for overseeing the unit trust and investment management operations of PNB. He has more than 30 years of experience in the entire value-chain of investment management business including equity and fixed income valuation, equity trading and portfolio management. He began his career as a research analyst with PNB in 1983 undertaking industry and sectorial research and has carved an illustrious career before retiring as the Deputy President and Group Chief Operating Officer of PNB on 31 December 2018.

Currently, Dato’ Idris is a nominee of PNB appointed on the Boards of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad, Goodyear Malaysia Berhad and Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA). He also sits on the Board of Kumpulan Fima Berhad.
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Dato' Noorizah Hj Abd Hamid
 
Independent Member
Dato’ Noorizah Haji Abd Hamid was appointed as a Board Member of the Investment Committee of Maybank Asset Management Group Berhad on 21 November 2018. She has more than 30 years of working experience and has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic management.

She was with UEM Group since September 1991 and was appointed as the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PMB) and PLUS Expressways International Berhad (PEIB) from February 2012. She resigned from PMB in 2016 and was re-designated as Non-Executive Director in PEIB in 2017.

At present, she is the director of Amanah Mutual Berhad, Scientax Berhad, PNB Merdeka Ventures Sdn Bhd, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd and Land & General Berhad.

She graduated with a Diploma in Accountancy from MARA Institute of Technology in 1980, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance) and a Master Degree in Business Administration (Finance and Management) from Central Michigan University, United States of America in 1982 and 1984 respectively.
 
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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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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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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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