Mr. Chan is one of the founders of OpusAM. He has over 33 years of investment management/advisory experience. He started with HSBC Asset Management in Hong Kong where he eventually became the Chief Investment Officer for the Asian ex Japan markets. He was responsible for over USD3.2 billion of assets under management and a team of ten investment professionals. He was a pioneering investor in the emerging Asian markets and helped launch the Korean Asian Fund, which makes him one of the first foreign institutional investor in Korea. He also worked with the Asian Development Bank in launching the Asean Fund (1988) and the Asian Convertible Fund (1991). In 1993, Mr. Chan left HSBC to establish the Asian business for TCW Group Inc, a leading US based pension fund manager and grew the Asian business to over USD1.5 billion under management.
Mr. Chan left Hong Kong in 1996 to return to Malaysia where he established Gadek Asset Management as a principal shareholder and managing director before selling it to Phileo Allied Bank in 1998. The Company was renamed Phileo Asset Management and established a niche in the management of fixed income products and other unit trust assets. Mr. Chan was also a non-executive director of Phileo Allied Berhad, the holding company of Phileo Bank. He left Phileo in 1999 to establish Opus Capital Sdn. Bhd. (now known as Cope Capital Partners Sdn. Bhd.) to focus on the provision of investment advisory services to several offshore private equity and real estate investment funds. He was also the principal partner of Pan Asia Capital Management, a HK based private equity company that managed in excess of USD100mil in private equity assets - the investments within Pan Asia Capital has since been exited. In 2002, the principal partners of Pan Asia Capital Management then started an investment fund to invest into Japanese real estate which had up to USD 400mil in gross value of real estate assets. These assets have since been repackaged into a REIT and listed in Singapore as Saizen REIT whereupon Mr. Chan exited from his involvement with the Japanese real estate group.
Mr. Chan graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in Economics. He held an Investment Manager's licence in Hong Kong (1986 to 1997) and a Fund Manager's Representative licence in Malaysia (1997 to 1999). Currently, he holds a Capital Markets Services Representative's Licence.
Mr. Siaw is one of the founders of Opus Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. and is currently holding the position of Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer in the company. He started his career as a Risk Manager and Actuarial Consultant at NMG Risk Managers & Actuaries Sdn. Bhd. He then joined Gadek Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. (which was later renamed to Phileo Asset Management Sdn. Bhd.) in 1996 as the Portfolio Manager in charge of fixed income, where he grew the fixed income portfolio under management to RM430 million over a four year period. Later, he joined HLG Asset Management in 2000 where he was responsible for over RM1 billion of funds under management and a team of seven investment professionals. He was later promoted to General Manager, Investment / Chief Investment Officer of Hong Leong Assurance Bhd. ("HLA") in 2002, where he was responsible for approximately RM3 billion (of which approximately RM2 billion was in fixed income securities) of HLA's investment portfolio.
Mr. Siaw holds a Master of Science degree in International Banking & Financial Studies from the University of Southampton, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He holds a Capital Markets Services Representative's Licence.
Dato' Azam was a Public Bank scholar and commenced his career with the Bank in 1989. He joined HSBC Group in 1992 and was trained in Hong Kong. He was later posted to HSBC Securities Services heading the settlement of securities team which was then voted as the top rated custodian by the Global Custodian Magazine. Two years later, he served the bank's Corporate Banking Department as part of the credit lending team. He was later seconded to HSBC Securities Services in 1997 to set up a new securities relationship team to manage Morgan Stanley's account and also a new Stock Borrowing and Lending ("SBL") and Fixed Income desk in Malaysia.
Dato' Azam joined Gadek Asset Management Sdn Bhd in 1997 (later renamed to Phileo Asset Management Sdn Bhd) heading a dedicated private equity investment team. He and Mr. Shaun Chan Choong Kong started Opus Capital Sdn. Bhd. (now known as Cope Capital Partners Sdn. Bhd.) as an independent investment advisor specialising in the private equity business. He is also one of the founders of OpusAM.
Dato' Azam is an associate member of Institute Bank-Bank Malaysia ("IBBM") and he was the Chairman of the Malaysia Venture Capital and Private Equity Association ("MVCA"). He graduated from the University of East London, England with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance. He holds a Capital Markets Services Representative's Licence.
Dato’ Ross joined HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad in 1972 and served in various capacities ranging from Corporate and Retail Banking, Branch Banking, Area Management, Head of Treasury & Foreign Exchange and was also Head of Group Audit Malaysia. In his last appointment before retiring in December 2007, he was Managing Director of the HSBC Amanah onshore business franchise in Malaysia.
On retirement, he was appointed as Senior Advisor and Executive Director of HSBC Amanah Takaful (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad until 31 December 2008. Concurrently he was also appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad where he chaired the Risk Committee and also sat on the Audit and Nomination Committees. He retired in April 2016.
He then joined the CIMB Group Holdings Berhad Board/CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad Board in April 2016 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. In April 2017 he was made Chairman of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad.
Currently he also sits on an Advisory Board overseeing a Private Equity Fund (Ekuinas OFM Program) as an independent member. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Lembaga Zakat Selangor, an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of an Asset Management Company and a Council Member of the Outward Bound Trust of Malaysia (Outward Bound School).
Dato’ Ross completed his Banking Diploma (Part 1) from The Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom in 1973.
Dato' Maznah is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Prestariang Berhad, Pavilion REIT, and the Chairman of SCS Global Advisory Sdn Bhd. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy).
Dato' Maznah joined Master-Carriage (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd as Director of Corporate Affairs in 1992. Prior to that, she was with Amanah Merchant Bank Bhd, in Corporate Finance and Advisory for 13 years. In 1997 she was appointed as Vice President of DRB-HICOM Berhad Group of Companies. She was formerly Chairman of Uni.Asia General Insurance Berhad and Uni.Asia Life Assurance Berhad. She has also previously served on the Board of Edaran Otomobil Nasional Berhad, EON Capital Berhad, EON Bank Berhad, Gadek (Malaysia) Berhad, HICOM Holdings Berhad, Horsedale Development Berhad, Labuan Reinsurance (L) Ltd, Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad and several private limited companies under DRB-HICOM as well as on the board of UOB Bank Berhad. Thereafter, she joined Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad as Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance & Principal Investment prior to her appointment as Executive Vice President, Investment Banking at Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad where she served until 2011. She was the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Sona Petroleum Berhad. She served as a member of the Board of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) until 2016 after 20 years of service.
Dato' Maznah graduated with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Northern Illinois University and Central Michigan University, respectively.