Matthews Asia Wins Newcomer of the Year at the S&P Capital IQ UK Fund Awards 2012

Matthews International Capital Management, LLC has won the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Award at S&P Capital IQ UK Fund Awards 2012. 

London, 26 October 2012—Matthews International Capital Management, LLC (“Matthews”) has won the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ Award at S&P Capital IQ UK Fund Awards 2012. 

The S&P Capital IQ ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award recognises an investment management company with specialist expertise who brings their experience to the U.K. market. As the largest dedicated Asia investment specialist based in the United States, Matthews has more than 20 years’ experience investing in Asia and has produced consistently strong performance through a variety of market conditions.
In a move that provides U.K. investors with access to Matthews’ expertise in Asia’s equity markets, the firm began to launch its Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds in February 2010. The Matthews Asia Dividend, Pacific Tiger (Asia ex Japan), China and India Funds can now be accessed by U.K. investors via platforms such as the Hargreaves Lansdown’s Vantage Platform, Pershing’s Fundvest Platform and Allfunds Bank.

Jonathan Schuman, Head of Global Business Development at Matthews commented:
“We are extremely pleased to have received recognition at the annual S&P Capital IQ UK Fund Awards 2012 for our notable expertise in Asia. Matthews has been at the forefront of providing investors with a broad range of strategies for investing in Asia over the last 20 years and we are excited to make our distinctive long-term investment approach available to U.K.–based investors”.

Contact Information
Matthews Media contact:
Marina Fraser Harris, Quill PR, 020 7466 5055
Emma Wallis, Quill PR, 020 7466 5053

About Matthews 
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 team of 34 investment professionals and US$19 billion in assets under management as of 30 September 2012. Across all investment strategies, Matthews employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance.  For more information please visit

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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.