He said the EPF’s achievements proved that it did not make unwise investments, instead it took into account the risk factor before making any investment decisions.
“In business and investment, the EPF takes into account the risk factor, sometimes we got small profits from our investments as the risks were minimal.
“But we also reaped huge profits from certain investments but they were a bit risky,” he told a press conference after launching the Malaysia International Business Awards (Miba) and Selangor Excellence Business Awards (Seba) in Shah Alam on Thursday.
He was commenting on criticism over EPF’s investments in the United States.
To date, the EPF has invested nearly US$7bil in equity in the US.
On another note, Lokman said the EPF had invested RM200bil out of its capital of RM747bil in 39 countries in order to earn good returns.
Meanwhile, Selangor Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMMS) president Mohd Fadzli Mustafa said the inaugural Miba organised by DPMMS would be held simultaneously with the fourth Seba on Nov 14 at the Shah Alam Convention Centre.
Miba was introduced to highlight local entrepreneurs who are successful in the international arena, he said, adding that DPMMS expects to receive over 100 nominations during the one-month nomination period starting Thursday.
The awards feature 12 categories and the public can serve www.seba.com.my for more information. – Bernama