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Prominent ASEAN Analyst Sriyan Pietersz Joins Matthews Asia As Investment Strategist

San Francisco, May 17, 2016
—Matthews Asia (“Matthews”) today announced the appointment of Sriyan Pietersz as Investment Strategist.
In this newly created role, Sriyan will be a key member of the investment team, responsible for developing research focused on economic and political developments within ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and frontier markets in Asia. His in-depth knowledge and unique insights into the region will support the Matthews Asia investment team and complement their wider research efforts.

Sriyan will also play a key role in representing the firm’s deep expertise of the developments in the ASEAN region and frontier markets to the firm’s clients and prospects around the world. He will act as a spokesperson for the firm on ASEAN and play an important role in the delivery of Matthews Asia’s thought leadership initiatives related to investing in Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Sriyan was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Investment Bank, where he spent over 11 years with responsibilities spanning both equity research and distribution. As Head of ASEAN and Frontier Markets Equity Research, he was responsible for formulating country equity investment strategy for Thailand/Vietnam, regional Southeast Asia asset allocation, thematic strategy, and macro/strategy on Asian frontier markets, as well as managing a team of 18 equity research analysts. A member of the Asia Pacific Research senior management team, Sriyan was consistently ranked in the Top-3 in Institutional Investor sell-side research polls during his time at J.P. Morgan. Subsequently, he spent time in equity sales as Head of ASEAN Equity Distribution. Prior to this, he spent over 10 years in senior equity research roles in Asia, managing teams of equity analysts and conducting both macroeconomic and equity analysis.

William Hackett, Chief Executive Officer: “We are very pleased to welcome Sriyan to Matthews Asia. With almost three decades of experience focused on ASEAN countries, he is considered one of the leading authorities on the region’s economy and equity markets. Our global client base will undoubtedly benefit from his insight and analysis into the ASEAN region. I am delighted we have been able to attract someone of Sriyan’s calibre to the firm and as we continue to see the region’s equity markets develop and new frontier markets begin to open to investors, his appointment further cements our reputation as a leading, forward-thinking Asia-specialist investment manager.” 

Robert Horrocks, PhD, Chief Investment Officer
: “With nearly three decades of experience conducting both country and equity analysis into the ASEAN region, Sriyan has developed a deep understanding of the region’s markets and the growing role they play in Asia’s economy. His considerable expertise will further enhance the knowledge that already resides within our investment team and help develop our thoughts around how we invest in these countries.”

Sriyan Pietersz, Investment Strategist
: “I'm delighted to have this opportunity to join Matthews Asia, a leading Asia investment specialist, and privileged to work with and learn from an investment team that has delivered outstanding returns for its investors over the long term.”

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At Matthews Asia, we believe in the long-term growth of Asia. Since 1991, we have focused our efforts and expertise within the region, investing through a variety of market environments. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews Asia is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. With US$25.9 billion in assets under management as of April 30, 2016 and 19 investment strategies, Matthews Asia employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance. For more information please visit


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