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Asia Investment Opportunities

Aberdeen – Your partner for investing in Asia

At Aberdeen, asset management is our primary business.

Aberdeen has been active in Asia since 1985 with on-the-ground presence in the Asia-Pacific region for over two decades. We place fund managers in the country or region in which they specialize, helping put our investment teams in a strong position to evaluate Asian investment opportunities from a position of experience.

For Asia Pacific equities, our house rule is always to meet company management before we invest – and to continue meeting with management as owners of the stock. We pay little attention to benchmarks and we never chase market fads—if we don't like a company, we won't own it.

Our Asian fixed income investment process is focused on identifying and taking advantage of investment opportunities across the entire Asian fixed-income universe. A single, fundamentally driven process for investing in Asia provides the basis for dynamic allocation of risk across three sub strategies – interest rates, currency and credit. Each sub-strategy is managed independently by specialist investment teams who adopt a bottom-up approach for security selection.

A look at China: The impact of culture on corporate governance

Two cultural elements impact the evaluation of Chinese companies: guanxi (relationships and networks) and mianzi (face). It’s possible to spend years developing a business relationship by applying a good understanding of guanxi, only to fail miserably because of misunderstanding mianxi.

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