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Matthews Asia Growth Fund

Inception Date

October 31, 2003

Fund Assets

$691.85 million (9/30/2016)






MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index

Geographic Focus

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


Under normal market conditions, the Matthews Asia Growth 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. The Fund may also invest in the convertible securities, of any duration or quality, of Asian companies. 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.


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

Portfolio Managers

Lead Manager

Taizo Ishida


Sharat Shroff, CFA

Fees & Expenses

Gross Expense Ratio1


Portfolio Turnover 2


1 Matthews Asia Funds' 12b-1 Plan (the “Plan”) is inactive. Although the Plan currently is not active, it is reviewed by the Board annually in case the Board decides to re-activate the Plan. The Plan would not be re-activated without prior notice to shareholders and any amounts payable under the Plan would be subject to applicable operating expense limitations. If the Plan were reactivated, the fee would be up to 0.25% for each of the Investor Class and Institutional Class, respectively.              
2 The lesser of fiscal year 2015 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.