CCH.recepThe 60th birthday party of Dato’ Cheah Cheng Hye was held at Hong Kong’s JW Marriott Hotel on 16 March 2014.

CCH_guestsOver 300 guests celebrated Dato' Cheah's birthday.

CCH_mikeDato' Cheah Cheng Hye -- conferred the title of Dato' by the Penang government in 2013.Pictures courtesy of Value Partners

FROM HIS hometown of Penang to Singapore to Hong Kong.

Dato' Cheah Cheng Hye has worked as a journalist in all three places before discovering his forte and passion as an investor and fund manager.

And what a track record he has achieved managing money. He has been dubbed the Warren Buffet of the east.

As his reputation and the firm's grew, so did the assets under management of Value Partners Group, the company he co-founded. The AUM crossed US$10 billion last November and stepped up to US$10.5 billion by end-Feb 2014, making Value Partners one of the largest asset management companies in Asia.

All that in 21 years, during which Value Partners rode through at least 7 regional and global financial crises.

The journey had begun in 1993 when Dato' Cheah co-founded Value Partners with Mr Yeh V-Nee, managing US$5 million of their savings and that of some friends and former clients.

Value Partners (current market cap: HK$8.8 billion) invests in the Greater China region via absolute return long-biased funds, long-short hedge funds, exchange-traded funds, quantitative funds, as well as fixed income products for institutional and individual clients in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

Last month (March), Dato' Cheah was toasted at his 60th birthday celebration in Hong Kong where he lives -- and where he is well-regarded as chairman and co-chief investment officer of Value Partners.

CCH_staffgiftValue Partners’ CEO Timothy Tse (centre) and Deputy CEO Raymond Tam, representing all staff members, present a special birthday gift to Dato’ Cheah.

CCH_staffgift2(from left) Norman Ho, Louis So and Renee Hung (senior members of Value Partners’ investment team) present a gold statue of Dato’ Cheah as a birthday gift.

CCH_chamberExecutive committee members of The Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong and Macau) present a birthday gift to Dato’ Cheah.CCH_boxersThe Cheah family had invited famous HK boxer, Rex Tso (left), and his coach, Dave Lam, to demonstrate boxing on stage.

Cheah Cheng Hye

* 1954Born in Penang.

* 1971: Completed Form Five (equivalent to O-level). Started journalism career, including stints in Asiaweek, Far Eastern Economic Review, and The Wall Street Journal (Asian edition).

* 1989: Head of research for HK/China at Morgan Grenfell in HK.

* 1993:Co-founded Value Partners.

* 2007: Led Value Partners to a listing -- the first asset management company to list on the HK Stock Exchange.

CCH_sharingDato’ Cheah was invited to share his success and investment philosophy.
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#2 Value global 2014-04-13 21:37
Well done Dato Cheah. Who is the next generation of Buffet in Asia?? Any suggestions ? Can NextInsight profile them??
#1 C P HO 2014-04-10 17:51
:lol: Dato deserved it and more!~

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