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Investment Committee 

The Investment Committee meets once every quarter and is responsible for formulating, implementing and monitoring the investment management policies of the Fund to achieve the objective of the Fund. The Investment Committee also assumes a supervisory and guidance role on the investment decisions made by the Manager.
The Investment Committee will ensure that the investment views of the Manager are reasonable and that the strategies proposed are appropriate. Specifically, the Investment Committee will be required to approve the investment strategy covering the following areas:
•         asset allocation for the Fund;
•         sector allocation for the Fund;
•         portfolio risk guidelines for the Fund;
•         broker/dealer selection; and
•         investment criteria. 
  • Our Investment Committee Members
Mr. Chew Seong Aun
  • Mr. Chew was appointed to the Board of Directors ("Board") of HLAM on 1 January 2017.
  • He was appointed as Chairman and a member of the investment committee of HLAM since 13 November 2013.
  • He obtained a Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Civil Engineering (Honours) degree in 1986 from Imperial College, University of London and is an ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales) qualified Chartered Accountant which he obtained subsequently via training and working with KPMG London.
  • Mr. Chew has over 30 years of experience in finance and banking.
  • He spent 5½ years with KPMG London and then worked with Gulf International Bank in their London and Bahrain offices for approximately 6 years of which his last position was the Head of Financial Audit.
  • Mr. Chew then returned to Malaysia working in Citibank’s Consumer Business as its Business Controller before being its Consumer Chief Financial Controller (“CFO”). He spent 8 years with Citibank Malaysia.
  • He then spent about a year as a General Manager at Vsource Asia Berhad, a business process outsourcing firm before returning to banking as UOB Malaysia’s CFO in September 2005.
  • Shortly after a year, he then joined Hong Leong Financial Group Berhad in November 2006 as its CFO.
Mr. Hoo See Kheng
Executive Director)
  • Mr Hoo See Kheng obtained a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from University of New South Wales Australia and a post-graduate diploma in System Analysis and Design from Japan-Singapore Institute of Software Technology. Mr Hoo is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Certified Information System Auditors, United States of America. He obtained his Capital Markets Services Representative’s license from the Securities Commissions on 22 October 1998.
  • Mr Hoo joined HLAM on 1 March 2014. He was appointed as Executive Director to the Board of HLAM on 27 March 2014 and Chief Executive Officer on 12 May 2014. He was also appointed as an Investment Committee (“IC”) member with effect from 14 April 2014.
  • Mr Hoo has more than seventeen years experience in the financial industry; mainly in areas of asset management and unit trust.
YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit bin Ahmad Khan
(independent, non-executive)
  • YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit bin Ahmad Khan holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Malaya. YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit was formerly the Ambassador of Malaysia to the People’s Republic of China, a post he has held for seven years until his retirement in January 2005. He was a career Diplomat, joined the Administrative and Diplomatic Services in 1970.
  • In his 34 years of service, YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit has served in the Prime Minister’s Department as well as several Malaysia Missions abroad and senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.
  • YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit was appointed to the Board of HLAM on 16 May 2005. He was also appointed as an IC member on 8 April 2005.
  • YBhg Dato’ Abdul Majit is the Chairman of ML Global Bhd and a Director of OSK Holdings Berhad, Dutaland Berhad and Zecon Engineering Berhad, companies listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. He was previously the Chairman of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad. 
Puan Azdini binti Nor Azman
  • Puan Azdini was appointed as a member of the Investment Committee of Hong Leong Asset Management on 9 October 2015.
  • She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
  • Puan Azdini has extensive experience of more than 17 years in money market and fixed income securities.
  • She is presently the Head of Global Islamic Markets of Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad.
  • Prior to this, Puan Azdini was with various organisations including MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd, Bank Islam (M) Berhad, CFC Seymour Limited, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad and her last position was Head of Fixed Income (Shariah) in Asian Islamic Investment Management Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Affin Hwang Asset Management Bhd.


Shariah Adviser of the Funds

IBFIM has been appointed as the Shariah adviser for three of our Shariah-compliant Funds, namely Hong Leong Dana Makmur, Hong Leong Dana Maa’rof and Hong Leong Islamic Income Management Fund.
Scheduled to hold regular meetings with HLAM and/or the investment committee of the Funds, where IBFIM will advise HLAM on the selection of investment tools to be adopted.  IBFIM will also counsel the mechanism of the operations of the Funds’ activities to ensure that the operations of the Funds comply with Shariah requirements.
IBFIM was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and not having share capital in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 15 February 2007.  IBFIM is registered with the SC to act as a Shariah Adviser for Shariah-compliant collective investment schemes and sukuk issuance. IBFIM is also involved in numerous Shariah-compliant private mandates as well as the Shariah Adviser for Islamic REITs and Islamic asset management houses.

The profiles of the Shariah team is as follows:

Dato’ Mohd Bakir Bin Haji Mansor
(Chairman, IBFIM Shariah Committee)
  • Dato’ Mohd Bakir is a member of the Shariah Advisory Body of Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and sits on the Shariah Panel Committee of Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia.  He is also the Chairman of the Shariah Advisory Committee of BIMB Securities Sdn. Bhd.
  • Prior to joining IBFIM, Dato’ Mohd Bakir was the Shariah Coordinator at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (“BIMB”) and then the Secretary of the Shariah Advisory Council of BIMB, from 1984 to 2001.  Previously, he served at the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs in the Prime Minister's Department for 10 years from 1971.  He was also a Chief Assistant Director at the Islamic Research Centre for 4 years from 1981.  He holds a Shahadah Ulya from Kolej Islam Malaya.
  • Dato’ Mohd Bakir was awarded “Anugerah Maulidur Rasul 1434H/2013M” by the government of Malaysia for his services in the Islamic finance industry.
En. Mohd Nasir Bin Ismail
(Managing Advisor - Shariah)
  • En. Mohd Nasir, a holder of the Islamic Financial Planner (IFP) certification, has been with IBFIM since its incorporation in 2001.  He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant funds.  Prior to joining IBFIM, he was a faculty member of a private higher learning institution specializing in Islamic studies, Institut Pengajian Ilmu-Ilmu Islam, Kelantan. 
  • He graduated with a Bachelor of Shariah (Honours) Degree from the University of Malaya.  He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities.
En. Ahmad Zakirullah Bin Mohamed Shaarani
(Shariah Advisor)
  • En. Ahmad Zakirullah is a member of Shariah Committee of the United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad.  He joined IBFIM in February 2008.  He is responsible in providing Shariah input on the advisory, consultancy and research functions with regard to Islamic banking, takaful, Islamic capital market and Shariah-compliant funds.  Prior to joining IBFIM, he served at University Sains Islam Malaysia and PTPL College. 
  • He obtained his Diploma of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) from Higher Institute of Islamic and Arabic Language (MADIWA), Perak, Bachelor of Shariah Islamiyyah (Honours) Degree from Al-Azhar University, Egypt and Master’s Degree (with Honours) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh) from the International Islamic University Malaysia.  He is the designated person responsible for Shariah matters related to the Shariah-compliant funds management-related activities. 

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