“(Dr.) Tan has much to be proud of as this Asean fund (Pheim SICAV-SIF – Asean Emerging Companies Fund) has outperformed all its benchmark indices for the 1- to 18-year periods (in terms of total returns in US Dollars, as at September 2013), according to Morningstar. It has also outperformed all its peers in the Morningstar Asean equity category for all periods, except for the fourth year. He attributes the success of his fund to his team who has been able to steer through various crises in the past.” – Tho, Li Ming. (2013, November 4). Lead Story – Asean market ‘attractive’. The Edge Malaysia, p. 35, 36.
Dr Tan was also quoted as saying that the Asean market had a number of good companies that offered opportunities for investors with long-term view due to the recent selldown in August and September.
For a full transcript of Dr Tan’s philosophy and his view on the markets, please refer to the article on page 35 and 36 of the 4 November 2013 issue of The Edge Malaysia Weekly.