Our Investment Committee
The investment committee’s role and responsibilities include the following:
(a) selecting appropriate strategies to achieve the proper performance of the Funds in accordance with the fund’s investment objectives;
(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.
The investment committee meets four times yearly or as and when circumstances require.
The members and profiles of the investment committee for our Funds consist of:
Ms Lim Suet Ling (non-independent)
Ms Lim Suet Ling is the chief executive officer and executive director of UOBAM(M). She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and is also a chartered financial analyst. She has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and has particular expertise in Malaysian and Asia ex-Japan equities. Her mandates have been wide ranging with varying investment styles and focus. She has held senior positions including the Malaysia equity team head of UOB Asset Management Ltd and has been portfolio manager of several funds in both Malaysia and Singapore. She was promoted to executive director and chief executive officer of UOBAM(M) in 2005 to oversee the growth of the company. Ms Lim holds a capital markets and services representative's licence for the regulated activity of fund management.
Encik Syed Naqiz Shahabuddin bin Syed Abdul Jabbar (independent)
Encik Naqiz has been practising law for more than 19 years and has acquired in-depth knowledge not only on legal intricacies but has also gained a solid knowledge-base on various industries ranging from finance, power, construction, automotive, defence, IT, telecommunications, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, FMCG and shipping/transport. He has represented and acted against some of the largest multinational companies, public listed companies, governmental and regulatory bodies as well as government linked companies. Encik Naqiz is also a senior partner of Naqiz & Partners. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1997 from Australian National University in Australia.
Dato’ Dr Choong Tuck Yew (independent)
Dato’ Dr Choong was appointed to the board of directors of Poh Kong Holdings Berhad (“PKHB”) as an independent non-executive director on 13 January 2004. He was promoted to senior independent non-executive director in 2005. He holds a DComSc and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is a chartered member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants Australia, a fellow of the Malaysian Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a fellow of the Chartered Taxation Institute of Malaysia, and a chartered fellow, as well as, a chartered audit committee director of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Malaysia. In the early years of his career, Dato’ Dr Choong worked as an accountant in several companies. In 1968, he joined Bank Negara Malaysia and, in 1987, he was appointed as the chief manager of the Bank Negara Malaysia. In 1990, he was seconded as the managing director of Visia Finance Berhad, a licensed finance company. Currently, Dato’ Dr Choong is the deputy chairman of C & C Investigation Services Sdn Bhd, a licensed private investigation company. His other business interests include directorship SCC Holdings Bhd. He has been a guest speaker at various conferences in Malaysia as well as abroad. Dato’ Dr Choong is the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration and nomination committee of PKHB.