Focus on Asia

Matthews Asia was founded in 1991 on a belief that Asia offers investors exceptional long-term growth opportunities. As an investment specialist, our conviction in Asia remains as strong today. We are driven by an investment culture centered on developing insights from deep fundamental research and focus our efforts on identifying high conviction investment ideas that can be held for years, if not decades.

As a privately owned firm with significant employee ownership, our interests are closely aligned with the long-term goals of our investors. Independence provides us with the ability to concentrate on the long-term without distractions, and this has been honed from experience investing through market cycles and major events over the past 29 years.

With 42 investment professionals*, we have built a diverse investment team that reflects the diversity of the markets in which we invest. Across the firm we share a set of important values centered on diversity of opinion, collaboration and a sense of humility and are collectively committed to delivering compelling investment outcomes and keeping investors informed of the markets in which we invest.

As the largest Asia investment specialist in the United States, Matthews Asia has offices in San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Shanghai. With $24.1 billion in assets under management (as of 31 October 2020), the firm manages a broad range of Asia-focused investment solutions that include global, regional and single country strategies on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With portfolios that typically feature low turnover rates and high active share, our long-term perspective facilitates delivery of a consistent and distinctive value proposition to our investors.

*Investment team members as of 30 September 2020.

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Our People

Our focus on Asia is essential to who we are. But as much as we value what we hold in common, we also value our differences. Our diversity of background, of experience, and of thought, along with our varied perspectives and approaches to problem-solving, are akin to the region’s own diversity and essential to investing successfully in Asia.

With 42 investment professionals* each have deep experience in Asia and, in many cases, the broader emerging markets. They bring a range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds to our firm and their extraordinary diversity reflects the unique diversity of Asia itself.

Redefining Local:


•67% of investment professionals born in Asia 
•76% of investment professionals lived or worked in Asia 
•71% of investment professionals are Asian language speakers 

* All investment team data as of 30 September 2020.