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Eugene Lim

Eugene Lim

Vice President, Applied Research APAC

Eugene Lim is Vice President in the APAC Applied Research Team. Eugene focuses on Index, ESG and Analytics applied research across the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he worked for Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management. Eugene also was a quantitative analyst at Vanguard Investment Australia. Eugene obtained his B.A. in Computer Science with honors and PhD in science from the University of Sydney. He completed his post graduate studies in Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Research and Insights

Articles by Eugene Lim

    ASEAN: An Overlooked Emerging Markets Story

    Blog | Mar 7, 2017 | Eugene Lim

    When institutional investors think about Asia’s emerging markets, they tend to pay more attention to the larger and more industrialized economies such as China, Korea and Taiwan. Proportionally less attention is paid to the smaller Southeast Asia nations such as Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Yet these countries, which together with Thailand and the Philippines constitute the MSCI AC ASEAN Index, have returned 5.6% a year (gross) over the 10-year period ending Dec. 30, 2016.

    Flight to Quality: Understanding Factor Investing

    Report | Sep 21, 2015 | Chin Ping Chia , Anand Muthukrishnan , Eugene Lim , Subhajit Barman , Raphael Hung

    The quality factor has worked best in a "risk-off" market environment. Yet quality is not as well understood as other factors, despite being deeply embedded in Benjamin Graham’s value investing philosophy. In this Research Insight, we argue that the quality of a company can generally be evaluated along five key dimensions: Profitability, Earnings Quality, Financial Leverage, Asset Growth and Corporate Governance. Investors can replicate a variety of quality indexes, depending on their...