Total return with an emphasis on providing current income.
Under normal market conditions, the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its total assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in dividend-paying equity securities of companies located in Asia. The Fund may also invest in convertible debt and equity securities. The Fund seeks to provide a level of current income that is higher than the yield generally available in Asian equity markets over the long term.
The Matthews Asia Dividend Fund intends to distribute its dividends quarterly. Year end 2014 distributions will be paid on December 11, 2014 to shareholders of record as of December 10, 2014. Year end 2014 distribution estimates will be available on our website the week of November 17, 2014.
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.
There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends.
These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus