Maybank Asset Management and Schroders enter strategic partnership targeting Malaysian wealth market

  • Nov 14, 2018

Maybank Asset Management Group (“Maybank AM Group”) and Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd (“Schroders Singapore”) announced today the launch of a long-term strategic partnership, to co develop a range of specialist investment solutions for the growing and increasingly sophisticated wealth market in Malaysia.

The collaboration will draw on the strengths of both the regional footprint of an established Malaysian asset manager, and the investment expertise of a leading global asset manager.

Badrul Hisyam, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank AM Group said: “Maybank AM Group has over 30 years of investment experience serving clients in Malaysia and the wider ASEAN region, helping them to tap on market opportunities. We recognise the growing demand for sophisticated, outcome-oriented global investment solutions, particularly among the High Net Worth (HNW) community. We are therefore committed to delivering a range of global investment strategies to cater to their evolving financial needs, through a pioneering tie-up with Schroders.
“We are extremely delighted to find a long-term strategic partner in Schroders, who shares the same values of placing clients’ interest first. By integrating our strength in local wealth management with their global investment capabilities, the resulting synergy will allow us to deepen our foothold in the Malaysian wealth market, through dedicated offerings designed to achieve investors’ desired outcomes.”

Susan Soh, Country Head of Schroders Singapore, said: “We are delighted to partner with Maybank AM Group in seeking to deliver unique alpha-generating investment ideas to Malaysian investors. With more than 200 years of investment experience, we bring to Maybank AM Malaysia not just the best of Schroders’ global investment expertise, but also the experience of our Wealth Management arm in providing wealth and advisory solutions for HNW clients. “We believe our ability to combine the key tenets of asset management and wealth management offers a differentiated value proposition to Maybank AM Malaysia’s clients.“ For a start, two discretionary portfolios will be launched in November 2018 – Global High Dividend Equity Portfolio and Global High Conviction Portfolio. These bespoke solutions will be managed by Maybank AM Malaysia and offered to sophisticated investors, with Schroders Singapore as the investment adviser. Further collaboration projects will follow in 2019 to co-develop solutions across other asset classes, including Shariah-compliant Investments and Private Assets.

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