The duties and responsibilities of the Investment Committee are as follows:
(a) Selecting appropriate strategies to achieve the proper performance of the Funds in accordance with the fund management policies;
(b) Ensuring that the strategies selected are properly and efficiently implemented by the Manager; and
(c) Actively monitor, measure and evaluate the fund management performance of the Manager/Fund Manager.
The Investment Committee meets at least 4 times a year.
The Investment Committee consists of four (5) members as follows:
Dato’ Dr Zaha Rina Zahari (appointed on 31 December 2013)
Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina binti Zahari (“Dato’ Dr. Zaha Rina”) holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (“UK”) and Master in Business Administration from University of Hull, UK. She also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from University of Hull, UK, focusing on capital markets research and specialising in derivatives.
Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng
Mr. Edmond Cheah Swee Leng BA (Hons), A.C.A (England & Wales), CA (M), CFP, was appointed on 1 September 2014 and is an investment committee member of the Manager. Mr. Cheah is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr. Wong Boon Choy
Mr. Wong Boon Choy CA(M), CPA, CFP, was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2014. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1 September 2014 until 30 April 2017. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MAAKL Mutual Bhd from May 2004 to August 2014. He also served as the Senior General Manager of Public Mutual (formerly known as KL Mutual) in 1988 to 2004. Mr. Wong has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the Malaysian unit trust industry. Before joining KL Mutual, he was with an international accounting firm for eight years.
Mr. Chong Soon Min (Jason)
Mr. Chong Soon Min (Jason) was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 1 May 2017 and 21 May 2012 respectively. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the company. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of a local-foreign bank backed joint venture unit trust management company, and has been responsible for the management of Malaysian equity as well as regional equity and fixed income funds, totalling about RM5 billion (approx. US$1.6 billion). Before joining the fund management industry, he spent 14 years as an investment analyst covering both local and foreign equities. His last posting was as the Head of Research at Merrill Lynch Malaysia/Smith Zain Securities Sdn Bhd.
Puan Wan Shuhaida Wan Zainal Shukri
Puan Wan Shuhaida Wan Zainal Shukri was appointed to the committee on 28 June 2021. She joined Manulife Investment Management (M) Berhad in October 2018 as Head of Institutional & Pension Sales.