The Asia Scotland Institute is delighted to welcome Hugh Young, Managing Director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd, to give his relfections and perspective on the economies of Asia.
Hugh is a board member of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and managing director of Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited, the Aberdeen Group’s regional HQ and group head of equities as well as a member of the executive committee responsible for the Aberdeen Group’s day-to-day running.
He founded Singapore-based Aberdeen Asia in 1992, having been recruited in 1985 to manage Asian equities from London. Since then the company has become one of the largest managers of such assets globally with additional offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand over which Hugh is in overall charge.
Aberdeen’s regional funds have won many awards for performance over the years, including open ended and closed-end funds. Hugh is a regular commentator for the financial media. His early career included spells at Fidelity International and MGM Assurance.