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Lifelong learner

Value partners chairman Cheah Cheng Hye has gone from financial illiteracy to heading one of Asia's largest fund managers.

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He changed his signature from his name to the word "learn", "so every time I sign my name, I'll remember to learn more things".

WHEN he first arrived in Hong Kong on a cargo ship in 1974, he did not even know how to open a bank account. Then, Cheah Cheng Hye was a 20-year-old journalist who had only secondary school education.

But what he lacked in financial knowledge, he more than made up for in his desire to

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