Shireen Muhiudeen is a senior investment professional, managing emerging market investments for over 33 years. She founded her responsible asset manager firm, Corston-Smith, in 2004 due to her strong belief in sustainability. Prior to Corston-Smith, Shireen was the CEO of AIG Investment Corporation from 1992 managing regional portfolios.
Shireen also accepted the role as the first female Chairman of the Malaysian Stock Exchange, and as an Executive Committee member of the Economic Action Council for Malaysia which is chaired by the Prime Minister.
Shireen has been named on Forbes Asia’s 50 Power Businesswomen 2014 and as 25 Most Influential Women in Asia Pacific’s Asset Management Industry by Asian Investor in 2011.
Shireen recently released her Amazon #1 Bestseller “We are all Stakeholders – Culture, Politics and Radical Accountability in the Boardroom”, and started an interview series, “Stakeholders with Shireen” on digital media with FMT.
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.
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