Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund


Pictured from left to right, John Paul Lech and Beini Zhou.

John Paul Lech

Lead Manager

John Paul Lech is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm's Emerging Markets Equity Strategy and co-manages the firm's Asian Growth and Income Strategy. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he spent most of his 10 years at OppenheimerFunds (subsequently acquire by Invesco) as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager on a diversified emerging market equity strategy. John Paul started his career as an Analyst and Associate at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. John Paul earned both an M.A. and a B.S.F.S from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French and Portuguese. John Paul has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund since its inception in 2020 and of the Matthews Asian Growth and Income Fund since 2018.

Beini Zhou, CFA

Lead Manager

Beini Zhou is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and manages the firm's Emerging Markets Equity and Asia Value Strategies, and co-manages the Asia Small Companies Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2013, he was a Research Analyst with Artisan Partners on the Global Value Team, responsible for covering pan-Asia stocks across all industries. Before joining Artisan in 2005, Beini spent three years as a senior product analyst at Oracle Corp. He received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College. He is fluent in Mandarin. Beini has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund since its inception in 2020, of the Matthews Asia Value Fund since its inception in 2015, and of the Matthews Asia Small Companies Fund since 2014.