Responsible Investing
Values Drive Value​

At the heart of AHAM Asset Management Berhad (“AHAM Capital”) lies our values.

As a responsible asset manager and corporate citizen, we believe that we have a role to play in championing sustainability and helping to build a stronger and more resilient financial future for us all.​ We do this by embedding sustainability considerations in our day-to-day operations. 

Responsible Investing to us, is an extension of our core purpose, that is to generate long term sustainable returns for our clients. By incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) factors into investment decision-making, we are able to enhance our risk management and ensure sustainable risk-adjusted portfolio returns. ​
  • Climate change ​
  • Biodiversity & conservation​
  • Natural resources depletion​
  • Waste management ​
  • Circular economy​
Social ​
  • Modern slavery & human rights​
  • Product safety​
  • Data privacy​
  • Supply chain management​
  • Community relations
  • Corporate governance​
  • Board diversity & structure ​
  • Transparency & accountability ​
  • Anti-corruption ​
  • Business ethics ​

  • ESG Integration
  • Exclusion Policies
  • Stewardship & Active Ownership
  • ESG Integration

    ESG integration is the systematic inclusion of Environmental, Social, and Governance factors in the investment decision making and portfolio construction process. ​

    Within our initial idea generation phase, ESG helps us to identify potential tail risks and/or best-in-class practices. This allows us to take a more holistic fundamental research process which subsequently guides our thoughts on stock valuations and trading technical. ​

    Once portfolios are constructed, ESG becomes an additional portfolio risk management tool by increasing awareness about the portfolio’s exposures to certain negative ESG risk factors. ​
  • Exclusion Policies

    In addition to ESG integration, we also apply a distinct set of filters to exclude companies that are involved in business activities that are not aligned with our values. These include: 
    Controversial Weapons ​

    We support the international treaties and legislations prohibiting involvement in controversial weapons due to the indiscriminate effect and disproportionate harm they cause. ​
    Sanctioned Countries List ​

    We do not invest in countries commonly associated with systematic human rights violations, money laundering and terrorism financing, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
  • Stewardship & Active Ownership

    Stewardship is essential to help our investee companies attain and sustain value creation, this includes exercising our voting rights with our clients' best interests in mind.

    Engagement priorities are based on the materiality of the ESG issue at hand and the level of exposure we have to the investee company. This is conducted through 1-1 session, group investor meetings, written communications or business conferences.

    We conduct approximately 1,500 meetings per year with our investee companies which provides us the opportunity to engage with them. These are some of the topics we discuss with our investee companies:
    Business Operations
    Human Capital
    Corporate Governance

Our Commitments ​

AHAM Capital and its wholly-owned subsidiary AIIMAN Asset Management are dedicated towards driving positive change and steering a better future.

Together we are proud signatories of:-

Sustainability | In the News ​

The Edge | Cover Story: Getting to know the new ESG funds
The Edge | Cover Story: Green-washing: The next big scandal?​
The Edge | Cover Story: Analysing information from multiple sources​

Our Insights ​

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG)
Building An ESG Portfolio
Myths About Sustainable Investing

Our Solutions​

Catering to different objectives, our funds employ a range of strategies to achieve its stated purpose in driving returns and creating a positive impact. Examples of strategies include:
Climate Change​
Best-in-class ​
ESG Companies

Learn more about our Responsible Investing solutions. ​ 
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Managing Director
Teng Chee Wai is the founder of Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad (Affin Hwang AM). Over the past decade, he has built the Company to be the fastest growing and only independent investment management house in Malaysia’s top three, with an excess of RM47 billion in assets under management as at 31 December 2018.​

​In his capacity as Managing Director / Executive Director, Teng manages the overall business and strategic direction as well as the management of the investment team. His hands-on approach sees him actively involved in investments, product development and marketing. Teng’s critical leadership and regular participation in reviewing and assessing strategies and performance has been pivotal in allowing the Company to successfully navigate the economically turbulent decade.

Teng’s investment management experience spans more than 20 years, and his key area of expertise is in managing absolute return mandates for insurance assets and investment-linked funds in both Singapore and Malaysia. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Assistant General Manager (Investment) of Overseas Assurance Corporation (OAC) and was responsible for the investment function of the Group Overseas Assurance Corporation Ltd.​

​Teng began his career in the financial industry as an Investment Manager with NTUC Income, Singapore. He is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the National University of Singapore and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Actuarial Studies from City University in London.
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