Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC, formerly Aberdeen Asian Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC, is an investment company. The Company focuses on investing in a portfolio of smaller quoted companies in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The Company's assets are invested in a diversified portfolio of securities (including equity shares, preference shares, convertible securities, warrants and other equity-related securities) in quoted smaller companies spread across a range of industries and economies in the investment region, including Australia, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand, together with such other countries in Asia (the investment region). It may also invest in collective investment schemes and in companies traded on stock markets outside the investment region. The Company's investment manager is Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited.