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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.

  • Hugh Young

    Meet Hugh Young

    Managing Director and Head of Equities

    "Earnings growth is more subdued but, in our opinion, corporate balance sheets remain strong."

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  • Adam McCabe

    Meet Adam McCabe

    Deputy Head and Senior Portfolio Manager, Asian Fixed Income

    "We believe investors are typically under-allocated to Asian fixed income."

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Asian mega trends, but minimal investor allocations

We believe investors should look beyond the short-term distractions and judge Asian fixed income markets on their strong medium-to-long-term prospects.

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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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    Capturing Asia's Investment Potential
    Hugh Young, Aberdeen's Head of Equities, speaks to the current trends that are affecting the Asian region.

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    China Equities: In search of quality companies in a complex market
    Nicholas Yeo, Aberdeen's Head of China/Hong Kong Equities, explains his team's investment approach, where they are finding opportunities in the asset class and what risks he is keeping an eye on.

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    Aberdeen Asian Equities: A simple approach to an exciting region
    Hugh Young, Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia, explains why he believes Asia’s rapid growth presents an exciting opportunity for investors.

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    Asian Fixed Income: Asia as engine of growth for the global economy
    Don Amstad, Director – Business Development, provides insight into the countries Aberdeen believes will be potential performers in the coming quarters.

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    Our perspective: The Merits of Investing in Asia
    Donald Amstad, Director – Business Development, speaks to the structural factors that are influencing the Asian region and why Aberdeen believes Asia has such potential from an investment perspective.

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