About NIAM

Nomura Islamic Asset Management (“NIAM”) (Company No.: 838564-T) obtained its Islamic fund management license in Jan 2009. NIAM’s setup was in line with our objective to expand the group’s Islamic footprint through branding NIAM as the global hub for Islamic asset management business for the group. Being the global hub for the group’s Islamic asset management business, we always ensure our control procedures are flexible enough to adhere to different Shariah standards preferred by clients of our Shariah compliant investment mandates.

As of 31 December 2020, NIAM manages 2 unit trust/ wholesale funds with a combined NAV of MYR 926 million. NIAM’s total assets under management stood at over MYR 8.7 billion as at the end of December 2020.   

 

Our Key People

 

Atsushi Ichii

Atsushi Ichii

Managing Director

Mr Ichii was recently appointed the Managing Director of Nomura Islamic Asset Managment in December 2020. He is also a director of Nomura Asset Management Malaysia. Mr. Ichii has an extensive business experience, for both sell-side and buy-side of the financial investment industry for more than 25 years, spanning across various business development roles in Nomura Group and other Japanese Financial Institutions, such as Asset Management, Private Banking, Institutional Equity Sale, Investment Banking, and Venture Capital. Mr. Ichii has contributed significantly to Nomura Group by expanding marketing and institutional sales activities to Bahrain, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Japan, and also supported our business activities in Malaysia. Mr. Ichii held key functional roles in both Nomura Securities and Nomura Asset Management group of companies including position of Senior Manager / Team Leader of Overseas Business Strategy Dept /Marketing Support Dept at Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., Executive Director of Business Development at Nomura International plc, Dubai & Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd. Dubai Branch, Executive Director of Global Markets (Equity Dept). He holds a Bachelor of Art, Study in Spanish obtained in 1991 from Osaka University of Foreign Studies.

Hiew Teck Kong

Hiew Teck Kong

Head of Malaysian Fixed Income & Global Sukuk

Mr Hiew is currently the head of fixed income of Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing fixed income mandates. Prior to joining Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, he was the head of fixed income in HLG Asset Management Berhad. During his tenure as a fixed income manager with CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad and a fixed income manager with Mayban Investment Management Sdn Bhd from 2000 to 2005, he helped managed institutional and unit trust funds. He spent 3 years in Malaysia Discounts Berhad as senior fixed income dealer. Mr Hiew holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from University of Nebraska, USA. He is also a holder of a Capital Markets and Services Representative’s License to carry out Islamic fund management activities.

Wan Nurshafina Wan Mohd Samsudin

Wan Nurshafina Wan Mohd Samsudin

Compliance Officer

Ms Wan Nurshafina joined Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd in October 2014. Prior to joining Nomura Islamic Asset Management Sdn Bhd, Ms Wan Nurshafina practiced as a litigation lawyer at one of the largest law firms in Malaysia for 2 years after completing 9 months of pupillage at the same firm. During her practicing years, Ms Wan Nurshafina assisted in and handled cases relating to corporate and commercial disputes, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency. Ms Wan Nurshafina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of Malaya and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya in July 2012.

 

 

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee assists in the establishment of investment strategies for the management of unit trust funds and reviews investments undertaken by the firm’s fund manager’s in the course of managing unit trust funds. Committee meetings are convened at least 4 times a year.

 

Leslie Yap

Leslie Yap

Non-independent member

Mr. Leslie brings with him over 20 years of industry experience in the area of funds management and research coverage. He was managing Malaysian equities fund for a local insurance company prior to relocating to a research house in Shanghai where he expanded his research coverage to include Hong Kong and Chinese companies. Currently, Mr Leslie is Head of Investments at Nomura Asset Management Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“NAMM”) and has been with NAMM since December 2007. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing and Operations Management from the University of Nottingham in United Kingdom. Mr. Leslie also holds a Capital Markets Services Representative License.

Mr Johari bin  Abdul Muid

Mr Johari bin Abdul Muid

Independent member

Mr Johari joined the firm as an independent director on 1 November 2014 and brings with him over 30 years working experience in the financial industry. Mr Johari started out his career as a money market dealer with CIMB Investment Bank before joining CIMB Securities to work in the area of institutional sales. After 20 years with CIMB Group, Mr Johari joined ValueCap Sdn Bhd as Chief Investment Officer and thereafter the Employees Provident Fund as Chief Investment Officer Equity. Prior to leaving EPF, Mr Johari held the position of Deputy CEO – Pension Policy and Corporate Planning. After leaving EPF, Mr Johari joined RHB Bank Berhad CEO and Managing Director before retiring in 2013. Mr Johari is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom.

Ms. Julia Binti Hashim

Ms. Julia Binti Hashim

Independent member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Financial Position

  Financial Year Ended    
MYR 31.03.2020 31.03.2019 31.3.2018
Paid-up share capital 7,000,000 7,000,000 7,000,000
Shareholders’ funds 16,123,838 11,734,047 9,069,386
Revenue  19,136,715 16,519,073 15,850,274
Profit/Loss before taxation  5,069,913 3,229,194 2,568,670
Profit/Loss after taxation 4,389,789 2,664,661 1,870,937