The Investment Division manages the EPF's investment fund with two primary long-term investment objectives to preserve and enhance the value of capital from members' contributions; and to maintain stable and consistent returns over the long-term within tolerable risk limits. The EPF invests in a number of approved financial instruments which include Malaysian Government Securities and Equivalent; Equities; Loans and Bonds; Money Market Instruments; and Real Estate and Infrastructure.
The Equity Research Department provides investment research recommendations on public-listed companies and monitor corporate governance of the invested companies.
The core function of the Domestic Equity Department is to invest and manage domestic equity portfolio based on asset allocation and approved investment mandates in a prudent, transparent and professional manner while optimising investment returns within the permitted risk parameters through internal and external portfolio managers.
The Economic and Capital Department monitors developments in the economies of all the countries in which the EPF has investments. This provides insight for the EPF's investment strategy and portfolio allocation, as well as assisting in identifying risk factors.
The department is responsible for high-level investment strategy (Strategic Asset Allocation/Tactical Asset Allocation), investment budgeting and investment performance analysis to ensure investment returns are optimised within a given level of risks and in line with the EPF's investment objectives.
The International Equity Department is responsible for managing international equity investments through internal and external portfolio managers in a prudent and transparent manner while optimising return on investment. Our strategic intent is to be a leading global equity investment managers in the pension industry whilst meeting stakeholders' needs.
The main function of the Capital Market Department is to provide comprehensive capital market options with the objective of enhancing value to stakeholders.
The main function of the Private Markets Department is to source opportunities in Private Markets, including the Domestic and Global Real Estate, which can meet the targeted returns.
The Treasury Department is responsible for managing daily cash flow and maintaining optimum cash level in order to meet EPF's commitments and to maximise returns through investment in fixed income portfolio (Government and equivalents). This department also manages EPF's foreign exchange requirements and executes hedging policies to hedge foreign exchange and interest rate risks.
External Fund Managers Department is responsible to supervise external managers according to industry best practices in order to optimize investment returns within tolerable risks through diversification by appointing leading domestic and global fund managers in the respective asset class.
The Investment Operations Department is the Investment Division's Business Partner in matters relating to digital and information technology, continuous process improvements, investment accounting for subsidiaries and associates, and human capital development to address future needs and expectations of the Investment Division.
The department also provides Shariah-related services which includes Shariah advisory and research, Shariah compliance and Shariah risk, as part of the Shariah governance of EPF Simpanan Shariah.