A New Approach to Investing in Emerging Markets

Uncovering investment opportunities with the potential to generate long-term outperformance.

Emerging markets have long been considered a core diversifier by investors seeking growth. Today, Asia has become the hub of emerging markets in terms of economic growth and consumption. Matthews Asia brings 30 years of investment expertise to uncover opportunities that have the potential to generate long-term out-performance.

Asia Plays an Outsized Role in Emerging Markets

With Asia serving as the engine of growth in emerging markets, we believe an emerging market portfolio should provide exposure to these drivers of future growth. Our investment team is focused on identifying high-quality companies positioned to capitalize on forward-looking themes and growth sectors like health care and tech-related industries.

Asia Accounts for Over Half of GDP Among Emerging Markets

Note: Data for 2024 are projections. There is no guarantee any estimates or projections will be realized. Source: World Economic Outlook Database, October 2019

Asia Represents 75% of the MSCI Emerging Market Index

Source: MSCI 2019

Market Cap in Emerging Markets — 80% Asia

Source: Federation of Exchanges, December 2019

Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund

The Emerging Markets Equity Fund seeks to provide investors with a core, quality-growth portfolio using a fundamental investment approach that typically looks for companies that have higher growth metrics, as well as higher quality metrics, than the broader market.

~30-55 stocks
Focused on long-term growth

Inception Date
April 30, 2020

John Paul Lech, Portfolio Manager

John Paul Lech
Lead Manager

John Paul Lech, Portfolio Manager

Alex Zarechnak

Note: 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. The fund has recently launched and has no operating history.

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Matthews Asia Funds
P.O. Box 534475
Pittsburgh, PA 15253-4475

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