Matthews Asia Announces Cuts to the Ongoing Charges Figure Across All UCITS Equity Funds

Matthews Asia is pleased to announce reductions to the maximum ongoing charges figures (OCFs) across the range of Matthews Asia Funds UCITS equity sub-funds effective 1 October 2020.

LONDON, 27 October 2020—Matthews Asia is pleased to announce reductions to the maximum ongoing charges figures (OCFs) across the range of Matthews Asia Funds UCITS equity sub-funds effective 1 October 2020. 

The equity sub-funds of the UCITS range that is distributed across Europe, including the UK, will see a reduction of their maximum OCFs between 20-45 basis points (0.20%-0.45%) depending on the Fund and Share Class, representing a 9%-36% reduction to the maximum OCF. 

We believe the reduction in maximum OCFs will directly benefit investors across the Matthews Asia Funds range, including investors in our most widely held Fund—the Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund—as well as our Morningstar 5-star rated Matthews Asia ex-Japan Dividend Fund and Matthews Asia Dividend Fund.1

For a full list of the new OCFs, please see the below table.

Neil Steedman, Head of EMEA & Asia Business Development, commented: “These fee reductions continue our firm's long-standing commitment to offer investors high quality specialist investment products at compelling value. As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our UCITS fund range, we are pleased to be able to pass these reductions on to our clients who have invested with us in order to gain differentiated exposure to Asia's diverse and rapidly growing markets, and to be in position to provide these fee reductions at a time when the majority of our Funds have been performing strongly.”

Maximum OCFs Effective 1 October 2020


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About Matthews Asia
Matthews Asia is an independent, privately owned firm headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Founded in 1991, the firm specializes in investing in Asia's equity and fixed income markets for institutions, intermediaries and retail investors worldwide. With US$23.7 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2020, 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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