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 China Small Companies Fund

Inception Date

May 31, 2011

Fund Assets

$20.93 million (2/28/2015)






MSCI China Small Cap Index

Geographic Focus

China includes its administrative and other districts, such as Hong Kong

Investment Objective

Long-term capital appreciation


Under normal market conditions, the 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 Small Companies located in China and Taiwan. China includes its administrative and other districts, such as Hong Kong. The Fund seeks to invest in smaller 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.


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 markets involves different and greater risks, as these countries are substantially smaller, less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in more developed markets. In addition, investments in a single-country fund, which is considered a non-diversified fund, may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds because of concentration in a specific country. The Fund is non-diversified as it concentrates its investments in small sized companies. 

Investing in small- and mid-size companies is more risky and volatile than investing in large companies as they may be more volatile and less liquid than larger companies.

These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus.

Portfolio Managers

Lead Manager

Richard H. Gao


Henry Zhang, CFA

Fees & Expenses

Gross Expense Ratio1

After fee waiver and expense reimbursement: 1.50% 2

Portfolio Turnover 3


1 Matthews Asia Funds does not charge 12b-1 fees.
2Matthews has contractually agreed to waive fees and reimburse expenses until August 31, 2015 to the extent needed to limit Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses to 1.50%. If the expenses fall below the expense limitation in a year within three years after Matthews has made such a waiver or reimbursement, the Fund may reimburse Matthews up to an amount not to cause the expenses for that year to exceed the expense limitation. The fee waiver and expense reimbursement may be terminated at any time by the Board of Trustees or the Trust on behalf of the Fund on 60 days’ written notice.
3 The lesser of fiscal year 2014 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.