Matthews Asia Growth Fund


Pictured from left to right, Taizo Ishida and Sharat Shroff.

Taizo Ishida

Lead Manager

Taizo Ishida is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia. He manages the firm’s Asia Growth and Emerging Asia Strategies, and co-manages the Japan Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews Asia in 2006, Taizo spent six years on the global and international teams at Wellington Management Company as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Senior Securities Analyst and a member of the international investment team at USAA Investment Management Company. From 1990 to 1997, he was a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. Prior to beginning his investment career at Yamaichi International (America), Inc. as a Research Analyst, he spent two years in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Program Officer with the United Nations Development Program. Taizo received a B.A. in Social Science from International Christian University in Tokyo and an M.A. in International Relations from The City College of New York. He is fluent in Japanese. Taizo has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund since 2007, of the Matthews Japan Fund since 2006 and of the Matthews Emerging Asia Fund since its inception in 2013.

Sharat Shroff, CFA

Co-Manager

Sharat Shroff is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews. Prior to joining the firm in 2005 as a Research Analyst, Sharat worked in the San Francisco and Hong Kong offices of Morgan Stanley as an Equity Research Associate. Sharat received a Bachelor of Technology from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, in Calcutta, India. He is fluent in Hindi and Bengali. Sharat has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund since 2008, of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund since 2007 and of the Matthews India Fund since 2006.