About the Company - Global Asset Trustee
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About the Company

Learn about our history and work

Company History

Global Asset Trustee is an independent trustee company with a paid up capital of RM500,000 and was established by professionals in the law, banking and in trustee services. We are a Malaysian licensed trustee company under Section 4 of the Trust Company Act, 1949.


Our trustee team has decades of trustee services administration experience with one of the earliest foreign bank owned and managed trustee companies in Malaysia. We have built and maintain strong relationships with clients over the long term. Our team offers highly efficient and a personalized level of support and administration for the needs of corporate institutions and individuals.


Our Chief Executive Officer is Mr. Liew Kok Wah who has over 3 decades of experiences in the trustee services industry. He served as CEO of Universal Trustee (M) Berhad and was earlier the Head of Standard Chartered Bank Trustee (M) Berhad.


Global Asset Trustee’s independence and sole focus on delivering quality trustee services ensures our dedication to fiduciary duties for our clients. We serve our clients without any conflict of interest and in compliance with the requirements under Malaysia law and the relevant regulatory authorities. Being a specialized trust company in various trust portfolios, Global Asset Trustee is ready to be one of the leading trust company in Malaysia and we are confident to deliver to you with our excellent trust services.


Global Asset Trustee (M) Berhad currently has in its portfolio several private trust clients and clubs schemes with an asset valuation of about RM 3.0 Billion.

Director / Corporate Management


Director / Chairman

Mr. Lawrence Pereira read Law at The University of Singapore. He graduated in 1968 and was admitted to The Singapore High Court in 1969. He was called to the Malayan Bar in 1979. Mr. Pereira is the founder of South East Asia Insurance Berhad now known as The Liberty Insurance Berhad. He was the Chairman of SEA Insurance Bhd from 1977 to 1995. He retired from the Board of SEA Insurance Bhd in 2014. He is now a Consultant with a Legal Firm. Mr. Pereira has extensive experience in Insurance and Trust matters.


Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

He is responsible for the overall management of the company. Prior to his involvement in Global Assets Trustee (M) Berhad, he was the Chief Executive Officer Cum Company Secretary of Universal Trustee (M) Berhad (“UTMB”) till October 2014. He was appointed as a Consultant of UTMB from November 2014 till January 2015. He is also a fellow member of CIMA, England, a registered Accountant of the MIA and a member of the British Institute of management, England. He started his career as an Assistant Accountant with McAlister & Co Ltd from 1971 to 1974 and upon the completion of the CIMA examination in 1978, he was appointed as the Senior Management Accountant / Lecturer in the London School of Accountancy, England, till October 1982. Upon his return to Malaysia he was the Group Finance and Administration Manager with the Harpers group till June 1983, before joining Faber Merlin Berhad as the Group Management Accountant from 1986 till June 1988, and was also the Director of Studies in the Goon Professional Centre Sdn. Bhd. He was involved in the trust industry since 1988 and has experience of more than 26 years in any trust matters.



He graduated from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom and further pursued his Masters of Arts in University of Lancaster, UK and Masters of Science from University of Warwick Business School United Kingdom. He worked with the Singapore Government Administrative Service and United Overseas Bank in Singapore before joining Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Singapore Branch as their financial Analyst. He was also Head of ship finance in Chemical Bank, Singapore Branch and country representative for Malaysia, Chemical Bank Kuala Lumpur Representative office. He was the Head of Corporate Banking and Treasurer in Standard Chartered bank Malaysia. He was also the Chief Executive Officer in Perkasa Finance Berhad and the Head of Corporate Banking in Eon Bank Berhad. Mr. Lee is also the Business Advisor in Bina Puri Berhad ,a Malaysian construction company listed in the Bursa, Malaysia.


Head of Legal/Operations

He holds a law degree from University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK. Prior to joining Global Assets Trustee (M) Berhad he practised civil litigation and provided advisory services to clients in respect of legal issues and prevailing guidelines and policies in systems and corporate exercises such as private debt securities, collective investment schemes, payment systems and corporate & bond restructuring , trust structures, SPV schemes and project financing. He also has approximately 10 years’ experience in the legal banking and advisory industry with HSBC and RHB Bank together with the vast experience in the trust industry. Before joining Global Asset Trustee (M) Berhad he was in a pioneer trust company and was in charge of the legal and compliance affairs and the management of the private Debt Securities (conventional and Islamic), estates, clubs, timeshares and interest schemes under the pioneer trusteeship. He joined Global Assets Trustee (M) Berhad is in June 2015 and is in charge of the overall operations of Global Asset Trustee and responsible of giving proper legal framework in making appropriate decision so that the company policy does not come into conflict in future businesses.