OpusAM uses a top-down investment methodology that begins with an appraisal of the
Malaysian economy and its financial markets in the context of global & regional economic
trends and capital flows. This sets the basis for the overall asset allocation and maturity
structure decision. Credit selection for fixed income portfolios is then carried out after an
analysis on the outlook of the broad domestic economy, the individual sectors within the
economy, and the companies within each sector. This is usually combined with bottom-up
analysis that directly identifies undervalued or potential upgrade credits.