Message to Matthews Japan Fund Shareholders

Information regarding portfolio management changes on the Matthews Japan Fund

We are pleased to announce that Donghoon Han has been named a Co-Manager of the Matthews Japan Fund. He joins a portfolio management team comprised of Lead Managers Taizo Ishida and Shuntaro Takeuchi.

Donghoon has worked closely with Taizo and Shuntaro since joining the firm as an Analyst on the Fund in 2020. His appointment as Co-Manager is in recognition of his contributions to the Fund’s research process, generating ideas for the portfolio and he has also been active in team discussions over stock selection and portfolio construction discussions.

We are very proud of the depth and diversity of the investment team that we have built at Matthews for over 30 years.

Thank you for your investment in the Matthews Asia Funds.

Yours truly,

Cooper Abbott
Chief Executive Officer
Matthews Asia
  Robert Horrocks, PhD
Chief Investment Officer
Matthews Asia


You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Matthews Asia Funds carefully before making an investment decision. A prospectus or a summary prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by visiting Please read the prospectus carefully before investing as it explains the risks associated with investing in international markets. 

Investments involve risk, 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. There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends.


Yours truly,