Fund industry should return to basics, says Cheah

Cheah Cheng Hye, chief investment officer and chairman of fund management firm Value Partners, received FinanceAsia's Capital Markets Person of the Year Award at our awards dinner on January 24. This is his acceptance speech.

It is a great honour to receive this award from FinanceAsia, a well-established and highly reputable publication. I hope this honour doesnÆt go to my head, for in my job, the key to success is to stay humble. In my profession as a fund manager, the killer disease is ego.

ItÆs very clear to me that whatever professional success I have enjoyed is due not only to my efforts, but also the help of many people, including colleagues...

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