25+ Years of Investing in Asia

Since 1991, the year Matthews Asia was founded, Asia’s economic growth has outpaced that of the rest of the world. For 25 years, we have witnessed the growth and development of Asia—from economic backwater to one of the financial engines of the world, from dictatorships to democracy—and seen first-hand the number of investment possibilities increase. Change creates opportunity, and nowhere has change been so profound in the past 25 years as in Asia.

As we reflect on the past 25 years, we consider the relevant events that contributed to the region’s development and investment opportunities and look forward to the opportunities that will come to define Asia’s next 25 years.