To mark Citywire's 20th birthday this year we have invited some of the top names in investment to take a trip down memory lane.
In this clip, Aberdeen Standard Investments' Asia head Hugh Young outlines just how much has changed in this period.
Two decades ago Asia was on the brink of collapse, with countries and companies going bust everywhere.
The continent learned some harsh lessons in this punishing period and came back roaring.
This whole experience played a critical role in Young's investment beliefs.