Robert J. Horrocks, PhD
Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer at Matthews Asia and a Portfolio Manager. He manages the firm’s Asian Growth and Income, Asia Dividend and Asia ex Japan
Dividend Strategies. As Chief Investment Officer, Robert oversees the firm’s investment process and investment professionals and sets the research agenda for the investment team. Before joining Matthews Asia in 2008, Robert was Head of Research at Mirae Asset Management in Hong Kong. From 2003 to 2006, Robert served as Chief Investment Officer for Everbright Pramerica in China, establishing its quantitative investment process. He started his career as a Research Analyst with WI Carr Securities in Hong Kong before moving on to spend eight years working in several different Asian jurisdictions for Schroders, including stints as Country General Manager in Taiwan, Deputy Chief Investment Officer in Korea and Designated Chief Investment Officer in Shanghai. Robert earned his PhD in Chinese Economic History from Leeds University in the United Kingdom, and is fluent in Mandarin.
Robert has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Asian Growth and Income Fund since 2009, of the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund since 2013, and of the Matthews Asia ex Japan Dividend Fund since its inception in 2015.