San Francisco, CA, 8 February 2011
–Matthews International Capital Management, LLC (“Matthews”), the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States, announced that the Matthews Asia Funds are now available for public offer and sale to investors in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The Matthews Asia Funds
are domiciled in Luxembourg and offer the following three strategies: Asia Dividend, Pacific Tiger (Asia ex-Japan) and China.
Since the launch of Matthews’ Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS in February 2010, the firm has been committed to expanding its European distribution. “Given the size and importance of the United Kingdom and Switzerland in Europe’s financial markets, we are delighted that our entire range of SICAV funds is now available in these countries," said William J. Hackett, Chief Executive Officer of Matthews.
“We are excited to bring Matthews’ distinctive investment approach to European investors who will benefit from our long-term focus on Asia,” added Jonathan Schuman, Head of Global Business Development at Matthews.
The Matthews Asia Funds that are available to European investors employ similar investment strategies as Matthews’ U.S.-based Asia Dividend, Pacific Tiger and China portfolios. They are managed by the same investment team, utilizing Matthews’ bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy. Matthews’ San Francisco headquarters remains the single strategic location for investment decision making and portfolio management.
Matthews is an independent, privately owned investment management firm and the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States. Founded in 1991, Matthews believes in the long-term growth of Asia and has focused its efforts and expertise within the region, investing through a variety of market environments. Its investment offerings provide a broad range of choices for building a global portfolio that includes exposure to one of the world’s fastest-growing regions. With $19 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2010, Matthews employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance. For more information about Matthews, please visit global.matthewsasia.com
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Head of Global Business Development
This Release does not constitute or contain an offer, solicitation, recommendation or investment advice with respect to the purchase of any Fund described herein or any security. Prospective investors should carefully consider Fund objectives, risks, charges, tax considerations, and expenses and other relevant information before investing. For this and more information on the Matthews Asia Funds, please request a Prospectus and read it carefully before you invest. Prospective investors should also consult their professional advisors as to the suitability of any investment in light of their particular circumstances and applicable citizenship, residence or domicile. Matthews Asia Funds has been authorized in Luxembourg as a UCITS. Shares of Matthews Asia Funds are only available for certain non-U.S. Persons in select transactions outside of the United States, or in limited circumstances, otherwise in transactions which are exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.