Shahira Abdul Aziz has almost 30 of years of experience in the financial markets. She has been with Corston-Smith Asset Management since inception and is a Capital Markets and Service Representative’s Licence (CMSRL) holder. Prior to this, she had a 12-year career with one of the leading stockbroking companies in Malaysia as a research analyst and an institutional equity sales dealer.
At Corston-Smith she is responsible for the ASEAN Corporate Governance Fund and leads the investment team. Her current role includes identifying and monitoring investment opportunities within the ASEAN region, as well as overseeing the development of our client base. She is one of the key drivers of the “Diversity on Boards” and “Gender Dividend” research projects. These projects are ongoing and we continue to broaden our screen to include other ESG issues. Shahira holds a BSc. Economics in International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Catherine has been with Corston-Smith since inception and has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets of which 17 were in the fund management industry. Having helmed senior level positions with RHB Asset Management Sdn. Bhd., PJB Capital Sdn. Bhd., her expertise span numerous areas of fund management, including equity and industry research and portfolio restructuring.
Catherine began her career with RHB Asset Management in 1994, working her way up from Officer to Senior Manager level within six years. Her clients included large corporations (both local and multi-national), pension funds, insurance funds, state funds, statutory funds, and high-net worth individuals (both local and foreign). As Senior Manager at PJB Capital, Catherine was instrumental in managing the funds of the company, including making asset allocation decisions, implementing investment strategies and overseeing the equity and industry research that was undertaken.
Catherine’s primary responsibilities at Corston-Smith includes, but not limited to integrating environment, social and governance factors (“ESG”) into investment decision-making. She is responsible for conducting and synthesizing research and analysis related investment opportunities and strategy with emphasis on governance and shareholders’ rights.
Kelly has over 15 years of experience in equity research, primarily in the Philippines and Thailand equity markets. Kelly was previously the Head of Research/Vice President/Executive Director of JPMorgan Securities Philippines, Inc. Her key responsibilities included the servicing of institutional investors, building of relationships with corporate management, developing JP Morgan’s local industry network and conducting of marketing road shows in Asia, U.S.A. and Europe. Kelly was a top-rated Philippine analyst in the Institutional Investor Poll. Prior to JP Morgan Securities, Kelly was an analyst with PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Advisors, Inc.
At Corston-Smith she leads the Philippines’ investment team and actively identify and monitor investment opportunities for the portfolio while integrating our ESG screen.
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