abrdn: unlocking Asia's potential

We offer a wide range of solutions in this dynamic region to meet our clients' investment goals.

Risk warning

The value of investments, and the income from them, can go down as well as up and an investor may get back less than the amount invested. Past performance is not a guide to future results.

We have been based in Singapore since 1992. Our Asia heritage helps us to understand the businesses we invest in. We invest in Asian companies to grow with them.

  • Over 100 investment staff across 8 markets in Asia Pacific
  • On the ground to visit businesses and do our own research
  • Equities, fixed income, multi-asset, real estate, alternatives
  • As at 31 March 2023

People walking

We integrate ESG analysis into our investment process and established the Sustainability Institute, APAC to offer a centre-of-excellence that is rooted closer to regional clients and assets.
  • Our sustainability expertise is embedded – with centralised research and governance, as well as asset class and functional specialists.
  • Our active ownership approach - enhances outcomes and value for investors
  • Our Sustainability Institute, APAC – focuses on regional solutions and insights, while also contributing to community-build and knowledge share.

We're developing a range of solutions to invest in Asia's future. We co-created an innovation centre to fund ground-breaking research to inform our strategies.

  • Solutions to fit clients' income needs and desired outcomes.
  • We use cutting-edge technology to offer portfolio flexibility, from Blockchain to fractionalisation.
  • Finimize* app offers access to educational financial content.
Green Asia

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To capitalise on Asia's progress, you need an expert

We anchor our investment approach and processes in fundamental research, team debate and rigorous security selection, unlocking insights designed to drive positive client outcomes.

We focus on three core investment principles: high-quality business models, sustainable revenue drivers and attractive market valuation. Our aim is to create value for clients over the long term.

Our investment capabilities span public and private assets across the major asset classes:


We put quality first. We invest in firms that are financially strong and well run. We do our own research to gain an informative edge.


We invest for the long term, leading to low portfolio turnover. The focus on quality means our holdings have stronger financial metrics than peers, on average.

The abrdn Asian Equities team

abrdn is a pioneer in Asia Pacific markets - We have a large, dedicated and highly experienced investment team consisting of over 40 equity investment professionals with a strong team culture. The team has been investing across the region since 1985, and is responsible for managing all Asian products, including regional, country, smaller companies, and sustainable investing propositions.

The team has a strong regional footprint, and is based in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai, allowing us to be close to the companies we own and markets we invest in.

Flavia Cheong, Head of Asia Pacific Equities, leads the team from Singapore. The team manages USD 30.2 billion across all Asian Equity strategies, including USD 13.2 billion in Asia Pacific excluding Japan Equities as of 31 December 2022.

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We focus on bottom-up research and security selection. We measure and manage risk at every stage and test our thinking via peer review.


We pool insights locally and globally across markets, sectors and issuers for differentiated coverage and idea generation.

Asian fixed income team

An investment pioneer in the Asia-Pacific markets, abrdn has a large, dedicated and experienced fixed income team comprising more than 20 investment professionals with a strong team culture. The team has been investing across the region since the mid-1990s and manages a wide range of Asian fixed income strategies spanning local currency, credit, single country, diversified income, outcome-orientated (such as fixed maturity products and optimised portfolios for liability aware mandates) and sustainable propositions.

The team is based across Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Shanghai in the belief that there’s no substitute for a presence on the ground to maintain strong relationships with bond issuers.

Adam McCabe leads the team from Singapore as Head of Fixed Income Asia Pacific. The team manages US$ 3.3 billion across dedicated Asian fixed income strategies and advises on an additional US$ 8.3 billion of Asian fixed income investments across our global fixed income platform as of 31 March 2023.

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An unconstrained approach allows us to invest across asset classes. We can access opportunities and proprietary tools to meet clients' needs.


We can access integrated multi-asset solutions for clients wanting both public and private markets investments.

Asian Multi-Asset team
We have a team of 12 asset-allocation experts based in Asia Pacific, backed by a global multi-asset franchise more than 100-strong. We offer benchmark-aware, unconstrained global asset-allocation solutions customised to clients’ needs. Our team’s research encompasses strategic allocations, tactical asset allocation and absolute-return ideas with the aim of delivering smoother returns across market cycles.

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We look to identify best-in-class alternative opportunities and provide solutions with the goal of delivering targeted outcome-orientated strategies across our alternative capabilities.


We focus on innovation backed by data analysis, research and risk modelling. In real estate we interpret thematic disruptors and their impact. In hedge funds we provide bottom-up manager selection in addition to a risk mitigation strategy and passive hedge fund platform.

Asian Alternatives team

Our alternatives teams sit in locations across our global business. We offer client-led real-estate strategies built to deliver specific outcomes. We also offer commingled alternative vehicles, customised hedge fund portfolios and provide research, fee negotiations, co-investments and structuring advice.


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