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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.

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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