Matthews Asia Receives 2021 UNCTAD Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Award
Matthews Asia is pleased to announce that it was recognized at the World Investment Forum held on October 18-22, 2021 with the inaugural 2021 UNCTAD Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Award.
Matthews Asia is pleased to announce that it was recognized at the World Investment Forum held on October 18-22, 2021 with the inaugural 2021 UNCTAD Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Award. Organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD), the event announced the launch of UNCTAD’s first Sustainable Fund Awards that recognized a company’s commitment to sustainable development goals funding and the achievements of high-quality, high-impact sustainable funds
The Matthews Asia ESG Fund was one of the six winners, selected from over 780 sustainable funds that met multidimensional sustainability criteria, and one of the two funds that won within the Emerging Market Sustainable Fund category. (Link: https://unctad.org/news/un-awards-worlds-best-sustainable-funds-launches-global-observatory-sustainable-finance)
Matthews Asia Portfolio Manager Vivek Tanneeru stated “we are delighted to be awarded the inaugural 2021 UNCTAD Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Award. One of the key issues now being discussed at COP26 Climate Summit is the support for developing nations to fight global warming. The Sustainable Fund Awards is a timely reminder of the potential contributions ESG-focused investing can make to address sustainable development, particularly within emerging markets.”
Matthews Asia CIO, Robert Horrocks, PhD, stated, “We launched this strategy in 2015 as a way to champion these principles. It’s great to get such recognition for what we have achieved. However, we know there is always more work to be done -- this is a never-ending pursuit”.
Matthews Asia is an investment management firm specializing in Asia and emerging markets, managing $28.7 billion in assets, as of September 30, 2021
This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not, in any way, constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security or product mentioned herein. Investing in international and emerging markets may involve additional risks, such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation.
UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. Read more about the UNCTAD award methodology: https://sdginvestors.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/WIF2021_Awards-methodology.pdf
The 2021 UNCTAD Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Awards recognizes the achievements and impact of sustainable equity funds that invest (solely or mainly) in emerging markets. Two winners were awarded.
Eligibility criteria: All sustainable equity mutual funds (excluding ETFs) that invest solely or mainly (over 70% of their assets) in developing markets were eligible for the Sustainable Emerging Market Fund Awards, if they met the following criteria as of 30 June 2020:
- They have a 3-year performance history;
- They have minimum assets of $10 million, and
- Their holdings are accessible on leading global fund databases
World Investment Forum website:
You should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Matthews Asia Funds before making an investment decision. A prospectus or summary prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by visiting matthewsasia.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing as it explains the risks associated with investing in international and emerging markets.
Investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Investments in international, emerging and frontier markets involve risks such as economic, social and political instability, market illiquidity, currency fluctuations, high levels of volatility, and limited regulation, which may adversely affect the value of the Fund's assets. Additionally, investing in emerging and frontier securities involves greater risks than investing in securities of developed markets, as issuers in these countries generally disclose less financial and other information publicly or restrict access to certain information from review by non domestic authorities. Emerging and frontier markets tend to have less stringent and less uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards, limited regulatory or governmental oversight, and limited investor protection or rights to take action against issuers, resulting in potential material risks to investors. Matthews Asia ESG Fund’s consideration of ESG factors in making its investment decisions may impact the Fund’s relative investment performance positively or negatively.
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