Our executive management team has the expertise, client focus and commitment to ensure that we meet the needs of our investors as well as our employees.
William J. Hackett
Chief Executive Officer
William Hackett is Chief Executive Officer at Matthews Asia and President of the Matthews Asia Funds. Bill joined the firm in 2007 as President and has served as CEO since 2009. He has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2015. Prior to joining Matthews Asia, Bill was a partner with the global investment management practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP where he led the U.S. Pacific Southwest investment management practice. During his tenure at Deloitte, Bill had several international assignments, including leading the firm’s Asia Pacific investment management practice, based out of Tokyo. He was also posted to Luxembourg to focus on Deloitte’s Pan-European and offshore investment management clients. He joined Deloitte in New York in 1990. Bill received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and also serves as a member of the Investment Company Institute Board of Governors.
Robert J. Horrocks, PhD*
Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager
Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2018. He manages the firm's Asian Growth and Income and Asia Value Strategies and co-manages the 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, and of the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund since 2013.
Chief Financial Officer
Theresa Noriega-Lum is Chief Financial Officer at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Theresa was Head of Business Initiatives at BlackRock where she led business management and implementation of business initiatives for its ETF and Index investments division. She also served as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Global iShares at Blackrock where she was responsible for managing the financial planning and analysis function. From 1990 to 2004, Theresa held several senior finance and business operations roles including at Charles Schwab as VP of Schwab Corporate Services Finance and Franklin Templeton as Manager of Investment Operations. Earlier in her career, Theresa worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Theresa is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Global Head of Distribution
Frank Wheeler is Global Head of Distribution at Matthews Asia. He has overall responsibility for the firm's marketing, business development strategy, client services and sales efforts. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2013, he served as Executive Vice President, Head of Product and Marketing with Nuveen Investments in Chicago. Previously, he was Head of Distribution for FAF Advisors/ First American Funds in Minneapolis. From 2000 to 2006, Frank held several senior roles at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers in both New York and in Tokyo, including Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer for Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of marketing and brand management roles at Morgan Stanley and Procter & Gamble. Frank earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in Management Economics and French from Hampden-Sydney College.
Jonathan D. Schuman
Global Head of Sales and Client Services
Jonathan Schuman is Global Head of Sales and Client Services at Matthews Asia. He is responsible for leading the firm's business development strategy, developing relationships with key distribution partners and directing the firm's global sales and client services efforts. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2010, Jonathan was a Managing Director at PineBridge Investments (formerly AIG Investments) in Tokyo, responsible for institutional sales and client relations, product development, marketing and RFP functions for AIG's third-party investment management business in Japan. He also served as Assistant General Counsel for Legal and Government Affairs for AIG Companies, Japan and Korea. Jonathan earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.A.L.D from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. in Asian Studies from Williams College. He has served as Co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, and is fluent in Japanese.
J. David Kast
Global Head of Risk and Compliance
David Kast is Global Head of Risk and Compliance at Matthews Asia and is responsible for the firm’s operational risk management and regulatory compliance activities. David also serves as head of the firm’s Enterprise Risk and Compliance Committee. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2017, David spent nearly 20 years with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in a variety of compliance roles overseeing Asia, the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. David was most recently a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s U.S. Compliance team in charge of several U.S. offices. Previously, David worked at the Prudential Insurance Company of America as a Compliance Officer for Prudential Capital Group. He received a B.A. in International Relations from St. Joseph's University.
David W. Monroe
David Monroe is General Counsel at Matthews Asia. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and Co-Chair of the Global Risk Control Group for Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. in Tokyo. During his seven years at Nikko Asset Management, David was responsible for leading the firm’s global legal and compliance divisions during a period of rapid expansion of the firm’s footprint throughout Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, David led the legal and compliance functions for several large asset management group companies in Japan, including Fidelity Investments Japan, where he was the firm’s Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. David served approximately six years as Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Investment Management Committee and is a past winner of the Japan In-House Counsel of the Year Award presented by Asian Legal Business. He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in East Asian Languages and Culture from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
James E. Walter, CFA
Head of Investment Operations
James Walter is Head of Investment Operations at Matthews Asia. He joined the firm in 1996, and has built his investment career at Matthews Asia. James received a B.S. in Business Administration from John Carroll University.
John P. McGowan
Head of Fund Administration
John McGowan joined Matthews Asia in 2004 and is Head of Fund Administration. Prior to joining Matthews Asia, John served as Chief Operating Officer at Forward Funds and ReFlow LLC, a mutual fund liquidity solution provider. Previously, he was a Director of Client Services at PFPC Global Fund Services. John has more than 20 years of financial services experience including positions at M&T Bank, First Pacific Advisors Inc. and Boston Financial Data Services, Inc. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Mutual Fund Education Alliance. John received a B.A. in Marketing from Clarkson University.
Head of Global Human Resources and Office Administration
Cheryl Fung is Head of Global Human Resources and Office Administration at Matthews Asia. She joined the firm in 2008, and is responsible for leading Matthews Asia’s HR efforts. Cheryl has more than 18 years of experience in the field of human resources, and most recently was the HR Director for CollabNet Inc., a Bay Area technology company. Prior to this, Cheryl spent five years as Vice President of Human Resources with Morgan Stanley’s Online and Individual Investor Group in San Francisco. She also spent four years as the Business and Administration Manager with the Investment Banking division of Goldman Sachs in Singapore. Cheryl speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.