Aberdeen Standard Asia Focus PLC is a United Kingdom-based investment trust. Its investment objective is to maximize total return to shareholders over the long term from a portfolio of smaller quoted companies in the economies of Asia and Australasia, excluding Japan. The company uses gearing selectively to leverage its portfolio in order to enhance returns. It aims to achieve a spread of investments, with no single investment representing more than 15% of assets at the time of investment. The company seeks to diversify its portfolio across a range of industries and economies within the investment region.