San Francisco, 12 June 2012—
Matthews International Capital Management, LLC (“Matthews”), the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist in the United States, has established a relationship with Hargreaves Lansdown. Matthews’ Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds are now available on Hargreaves Lansdown’s Vantage Platform. Through this relationship Matthews’ Asia Dividend, Pacific Tiger (Asia ex-Japan), China and India Funds are now accessible to Hargreaves’ large network of clients.
“Matthews has been at the forefront of providing investors with a broad range of strategies for investing in Asia,” said Jonathan Schuman, Head of Global Business Development at Matthews. “The U.K. is a strategically important market for us, so we are very excited to make Matthews’ distinctive investment approach and strategies available to U.K.-based investors on the Vantage platform.”
The Funds offered, which include U.S. dollar and British pound sterling-denominated retail and institutional share classes, are:
• Matthews Asia Dividend Fund
• Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund
• Matthews China Fund
• Matthews India Fund
For more information please visit matthewsasia.com
For more than 20 years, Matthews has concentrated its efforts within Asia, investing through a variety of market environments. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. Matthews has a 33-member investment team and US$18.0 billion in assets under management as of 30 April 2012. With 13 investment strategies, Matthews employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance.
About Hargreaves Lansdown
Hargreaves Lansdown is a leading provider of investment management products and services to private investors in the UK. Founded in 1981, Hargreaves Lansdown aims to provide the best information, the best service and the best price. Hargreaves Lansdown provides investment products (including ISAs, SIPPs, funds, equities, venture capital trusts and pensions), as well as fund selection, stockbroking, advisory, discretionary and asset administration services. The company administers approximately £24.4 billion of assets through Vantage directly on behalf of approximately 413,500 private investors.
For more information visit www.HL.co.uk
Vantage is the Group’s direct-to-private investor investment supermarket. Vantage is suited for clients who like to make their own investment decisions or choose from Hargreaves Lansdown’s multi-manager range. The investments are administered by Hargreaves Lansdown and held in nominee accounts. Vantage offers clients the administrative convenience of holding all their assets (whether funds, equities or cash) in one place with online access via ISAs, SIPPs or with no tax wrapper. Hargreaves Lansdown also offer Corporate Vantage, a workplace savings account which employers can offer to their staff.
Matthews Distribution Contact:
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 the Funds described herein or any security and such document has not been approved in any jurisdiction. Prospective investors should carefully review the information contained in the prospectus and simplified prospectus and consult their professional legal, tax and financial advisers as to the suitability of any investment in light of their particular circumstances and applicable citizenship, residence or domicile, including any tax or foreign exchange control restrictions. No securities commission or regulatory authority has in any way passed upon the merits of an investment in the Funds or the accuracy or adequacy of this information or the material contained herein or otherwise. Neither the prospectus nor the simplified prospectus has been approved in any jurisdiction where the Funds have not been registered for public offer and sale. This information is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, a prospectus, a public offering or an offering memorandum as defined under applicable securities legislation. Application for shares may only be made by way of the Funds’ most recent prospectus which is available from Matthews International Capital Management, LLC. The Funds’ shares may not be sold to citizens or residents of the United States or in any other state, country or jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to offer, solicit an offer for, or sell the shares.