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Interview With Stanley Lim, Co-Author Of Value Investing In Asia

We recently sat down for an exclusive one on one with Stanley, co-author of Value Investing in Asia. Readers can also check out our earlier book review here.

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We covered a wide range of topics from

  • How he got started in becoming an investor
  • What has changed in his thinking over the years
  • The unique challenges that confront investors when investing in family owned businesses
  • How he structures his portfolio and diversifies between different opportunities
  • Why Kweichow Moutai is one of the market leaders in China he follows
  • The best investment he has ever made in his history of investing
  • What he has learned from interviewing different value fund managers around Asia
  • How he dealt with full blown bear markets
  • Parting advice to the most important thing an investor can focus on

Value Investing in Asia: The Definitive Guide to Investing in Asia by Peir Shenq (Stanley) Lim,‎ Mun Hong Cheong

Article by Jun Hao Tay, ValueEdge

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I developed my passion for investment management especially equity research at a relatively young age. My investment journey began when I was 20, at a point in time where markets were still recovering from the Global Financial Crisis. My portfolio started from money I saved over the past years and through working during the holidays. I was fortunate to have a good friend with common investing mentality to began my journey towards value investing. To date, we still research and invest in companies together, discussing valuations and potential risks of a company. To date, I manage a fund with a value investing style. Positions are decided upon via a bottom-up approach or smart speculation (a term I came up with when buying a stock for quick profit due to a mismatch in prices in the market due to takeovers/selling of a subsidiary or associate). Apart from managing my own portfolio, I enjoy sharing my research with family and friends, seeking their opinions and views towards the stock. Reading Economics in London, I constantly keep up with the financial news in Singapore & Hong Kong. Despite my busy schedule, it has not stopped me from enjoying other aspects of life. I enjoy a variety of activities in whatever free time I may have – endurance running, marathons, traveling, fine dining, whiskey appreciation, fashion. Lastly, I enjoy meeting new people, discussing ideas and gaining new perspectives towards issues in the world.