Special reports on topics relevant to Asia's markets.
Matthews Asia Perspectives
Matthews Asia Perspective January 15, 2020
The Alpha Potential in Japan's Small Caps
The potential to generate alpha by investing in Japan's small companies is driven by multiple factors: thin sell-side research coverage, an undersize venture-capital funding environment and low correlations to other asset classes.
Matthews Asia Perspective December 30, 2019
The 2020 Outlook for Southeast Asia
The best environment would be moderate U.S. growth, a
sideways U.S. market and a weaker U.S. dollar.
Matthews Asia Perspective December 13, 2019
Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund Outlook
Services Sectors Shine in China; India's Reforms Benefit Entrepreneurs
In this Q&A, Lead Manager Sharat Shroff discusses his outlook for 2020 and trends he is following on the ground in Asia.
Matthews Asia Perspective August 21, 2019
The Promise of 'Belt and Road'
China's ambitious infrastructure initiative points to the potential of global cooperation.
Matthews Asia Perspective August 16, 2019
Decoding Hong Kong's Protests
Protests in Hong Kong create a political balancing act for China. With the world watching, a patient approach may be in China's best interest.
Matthews Asia Perspective August 09, 2019
Management, Not Manipulation
We believe China is managing, not manipulating, its currency. The country's central bank aims to maintain a stable exchange rate amid trade-related volatility
Matthews Asia Perspective May 31, 2019
Our Latest Views on the U.S.-China Trade Dispute
U.S.–China trade concerns continue to weigh on global markets. Matthews Asia offers its perspective on how the dispute affects the long-term investment landscape
Matthews Asia Perspective April 08, 2019
Asia Credit Spreads Look Rewarding
We recently sat down with Matthews Asia Portfolio Managers Teresa Kong and Satya Patel to discuss the appeal of Asia corporate bonds for bond investors seeking global diversification.
Matthews Asia Perspective April 02, 2019
Thailand's Election Update
With Thailand's election results still uncertain, what are the likely scenarios?
Matthews Asia Perspective February 25, 2019
Four Key Elections in Asia to Watch
What investors should expect from upcoming elections in Thailand, Indonesia, India and the Philippines.
Matthews Asia Perspective February 08, 2019
Assessing Valuations in India's Stock Market
When considering the prospects for India's stock market, key factors of performance are the growth outlook and underlying valuations.
Matthews Asia Perspective January 03, 2019
Value Investing in the Digital Age
Matthews Asia Portfolio Manager Beini Zhou discusses how the time-tested principles of value investing can be applied to the modern marketplace.
Matthews Asia Perspective December 18, 2018
Japan's New Growth Drivers
Matthews Asia Portfolio Manager Taizo Ishida discusses the evolution of Japan's equity market over the past two decades—and the opportunities that may lie ahead.
Matthews Asia Perspective November 20, 2018
China's Growing Stable of Unicorns
Unicorns are being funded in China faster than anywhere in the world and China's largest technology companies control nearly half of these highly valued startups. What does this mean for investors?
Matthews Asia Perspective September 10, 2018
Asia's Small Companies Go Big
Capturing a diverse range of business opportunities and return drivers, Asia's small companies offer attractive opportunities for long-term growth.
Matthews Asia Perspective September 06, 2018
China Takes Leading Role on Global Trade
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says China's leadership on free trade is an important reason to invest in the growth of Asia.
Matthews Asia Perspective August 20, 2018
Are Turkey's Troubles Contagious?
Turkey's crisis may offer investors the opportunity to build positions in ASEAN countries and India.
Matthews Asia Perspective June 21, 2018
Our Views on the U.S.-China Trade Dispute
U.S.-China trade concerns have been weighing on investors. Matthews Asia examines the strength of China's underlying fundamentals, the rate of its middle class expansion and domestic consumption.
Matthews Asia Perspective June 12, 2018
New Chapter for Korean Peninsula
South Korea's economy may benefit from closer ties to North Korea, but costs and risks remain.
Matthews Asia Perspective May 16, 2018
Asia's Stability Makes It Poised for Growth
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says Asia's political and economic environment looks strong for the region's long-term growth prospects.
Matthews Asia Perspective May 08, 2018
Malaysia Elections Update
Malaysia's 14th general election delivered a surprise win for the opposition.
Matthews Asia Perspective April 10, 2018
Indonesia's Green Shoots
While lackluster domestic demand led Indonesian equities to be eclipsed last year by equity markets in North Asia, Matthews Asia holds a more constructive view on Indonesia given recent signs of growth.
Matthews Asia Perspective March 21, 2018
After the Fall
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says any declines in Asia’s markets in response to the U.S. are likely to lead to the emergence of cheap valuations far sooner than anywhere in the West.
Matthews Asia Perspective January 31, 2018
Off to a Wild Beginning in 2018
Matthews Asia CIO Robert Horrocks says Asia is still the world’s fastest-growing region and remains optimistic about the environment for corporate profits and investment in the region.
Matthews Asia Perspective December 11, 2017
Uncovering Opportunities in Asia's Tech Sector
Shares of some large-capitalization tech companies in Asia have delivered strong performance so far this year, driving up the tech sector weighting relative to the broader market. Do these types of stocks represent the best opportunities in Asia’s tech sector right now?
Matthews Asia Perspective December 08, 2017
Looking Beyond Benchmarks for Emerging Market Bonds
The emerging market (EM) asset class could use a re-examination. This is particularly needed as underlying EM regions tend to diverge by fundamentals and EM bond benchmarks continue to demonstrate shortcomings. Matthews Asia Portfolio Manager Teresa Kong examines this issue.
Matthews Asia Perspective September 12, 2017
The Case for Value Investing in Asia
We believe now is the time to consider value investing in Asia, a strategy that has worked well over the long run in the United States and Europe.
Matthews Asia Perspective August 29, 2017
ASEAN at 50: Thriving Region Offers Investors Compelling Opportunities
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marks its 50-year anniversary this year. With increasingly deep capital markets, including more than 4,300 listed companies, the ASEAN region provides investors with access to the compounding growth potential of these dynamic economies.
Matthews Asia Perspective March 31, 2017
Mainland China-Hong Kong Bond Market Connect
Given the recent flurry of announcements relating to the inclusion of Chinese bonds in various global bond indices and the announcement of the upcoming China-Hong Kong bond, we sat down with Teresa Kong to get a better understanding of the context and implications of these developments.
Matthews Asia Perspective March 07, 2017
Why Invest in Asia in an Age of Confrontation?
Rather than getting pulled into the noise of today’s political climate, stay focused on the fundamentals around economic growth. Matthews Asia Chief Investment Officer, Robert Horrocks, PhD, reminds investors of the factors that trends can’t change.
Matthews Asia Perspective January 18, 2017
Asia CIO and Portfolio Manager Robert Horrocks, PhD, examines the factors
behind the U.S. dollar’s rally.
Matthews Asia Perspective July 05, 2016
Brexit Impact on China
Investment strategist Andy Rothman explores the potential impact of Brexit on China’s economy, its exchange rate, and the political outlook.
Matthews Asia Perspective May 06, 2016
Q&A: Yu Zhang, CFA
Yu Zhang, CFA, Lead Manager of the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund, discusses the Fund's investment philosophy, approach and how the portfolio is positioned in
the current market environment.
Matthews Asia Perspective June 24, 2015
More than Modi, The Case for Indian Equities
The Indian equity market was one of the world’s strongest performers in 2014. But, so far this year, performance hasn’t been as spectacular. While the vision that Prime Minister Modi has for India is positive, expectations have run ahead of execution. So does the investment case for allocating to India’s equity market still hold?
Market Update April 15, 2015
Video: Ghostly? China's Property Market Reconsidered
While the media continues to predict China’s imminent collapse, Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, shares insights from a recent research trip to the region and helps investors reconsider China’s property market. As the world’s best consumption story, Andy explains why he believes China’s very soft property market is unlikely to result in a housing crisis.
Matthews Asia Perspective December 11, 2014
Asia, Looking to 2015 and Beyond
In this Matthews Asia Perspective, Robert Horrocks, PhD, CIO and Portfolio Manager, outlines his reasons for optimism based on secular long-term growth drivers.
Market Update January 16, 2014
Video: Investing in Growth in Asia
Taizo Ishida, Lead Manager of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund, talks about the 10 years of investing in the region, and the future he sees as Asia's incomes rise and the middle class develops.