Investment Committee

The investment committee's roles and responsibilities include the following:-
  • Set investment policies, guidelines and compliance monitoring procedures.
  • Set overall investment parameters for investment team.
  • Empower Chief Investment Officer, Credit Committee and investment team their respective responsibility.
  • Ensure internal policies and investment guidelines provided by clients are complied with.

The investment committee will meet once every quarter or such other times as may be decided by the Chairman. The investment committee comprises the following members:-

Shaun Chan Choong Kong, Non-Independent Member / Chairman

Mr. Chan is one of the founders of Opus Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. 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 investors 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.

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Siaw Wei Tang, Non-Independent Member

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.

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Mahani Amat, Non-Independent Member

Pn. Mahani is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Unisem (M) Berhad and Scicom (MSC) Berhad.

Pn. Mahani started her career with Bank Negara Malaysia in the Investments and Foreign Exchange Department for about 7 years from 1977 to 1984 in reserve management, dealing in foreign currency deposits, fund raising in syndicated loans and bond issues for the Malaysian Government, statutory bodies and government linked companies, and money market activities.

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Rosely @ Mohamed Ross Mohd Din, Independent Member

En. Ross is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of CIMB Group Holdings Bhd. / CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd., and Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd.

En. Ross joined HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd. in 1973 and served in various capacities ranging from Branch Management to Corporate and Retail Banking. He was also the Area Manager for Klang Valley and Southern regions. He served as the Head of Treasury & Foreign Exchange, and was also the Head of Group Audit Malaysia between 1987 and 1996. During this period, he also worked for a short spell in Hong Kong, London, and New York in the areas of Foreign Exchange, Treasury, and Audit.

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Lee Heng Guie, Independent Member

Mr. Lee had 30 years of professional experience as an economist, with almost 12 years in Bank Negara Malaysia and 18 years in financial services. Since 2002, he was the Head of Economics Research with CIMB Investment Bank Berhad before retiring in May 2014. He supervised a team of five economists covering global and regional economies. Currently, Mr. Lee is a guest writer for Focus Malaysia.

On 1 July 2016, Mr. Lee is appointed as the Executive Director of SocioEconomic Research Center (SERC), an independent research center. SERC is funded by the donors from The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM).

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(Information updated as at 1st June 2017)