At Matthews, we believe in the long-term growth of Asia. Since 1991, we have focused our efforts and expertise within the region, investing through a variety of market environments. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States.
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Matthews Asia Science and Technology Fund


Inception Date

December 27, 1999

Fund Assets

$184.24 million (9/30/2014)

Symbol

MATFX

CUSIP

577-130-883

Benchmark

MSCI All Country Asia Index
MSCI AC Asia Information Technology Index

Geographic Focus

Asia
Consists of all countries and markets in Asia, including developed, emerging, and frontier countries and markets in the Asian region


Investment Objective

Long-term capital appreciation

Strategy

Under normal market conditions, the Matthews Asia Science and Technology Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Asia that derive more than 50% of their revenues from the sale of products or services in science- and technology-related industries and services. The Fund seeks to invest in companies capable of sustainable growth based on the fundamental characteristics of those companies, including balance sheet information; number of employees; size and stability of cash flow; management’s depth, adaptability and integrity; product lines; marketing strategies; corporate governance; and financial health.

Risks

Investments in Asian securities may involve risks such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. Investing in emerging and frontier markets involves different and greater risks, as these countries are substantially smaller, less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in more developed markets. Sector funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds because of a concentration in a specific sector.  The Fund's value may be affected by changes in the science and technology-related industries. These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus.

Portfolio Managers

Lead Manager

J. Michael Oh, CFA

Co-Manager

Lydia So, CFA

Fees & Expenses

Gross Expense Ratio1

1.18%

Portfolio Turnover 2

62.04%



1 Matthews Asia Funds does not charge 12b-1 fees.
2 The lesser of fiscal year 2013 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.