Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund


Top 10 Positions as of 30 November 2018

Security Sector Currency % Net Assets
CP Foods Holdings, Ltd., Cnv., 0.500%, 09/22/2021 Consumer Staples U.S. Dollar 5.7
National Savings Bank, 5.150%, 09/10/2019 Financials U.S. Dollar 5.4
Debt and Asset Trading Corp., 1.000%, 10/10/2025 Financials U.S. Dollar 5.1
Standard Chartered PLC, 6.500%, 12/29/2049 Financials U.S. Dollar 4.5
Ctrip.com International, Ltd., Cnv., 1.250%, 09/15/2022 Consumer Discretionary U.S. Dollar 4.5
Chinalco Capital Holdings, Ltd., 4.000%, 08/25/2021 Materials U.S. Dollar 4.5
SoftBank Group Corp., 6.000%, 07/19/2049 Communication Services U.S. Dollar 4.4
Wanda Properties International Co., Ltd., 7.250%, 01/29/2024 Real Estate U.S. Dollar 4.3
West China Cement, Ltd., 6.500%, 09/11/2019 Materials U.S. Dollar 4.1
KWG Group Holdings, Ltd., 6.000%, 09/15/2022 Real Estate U.S. Dollar 4.0
Total 46.5
Top 10 holdings may combine more than one security from the same issuer and related depositary receipts.

Portfolio Breakdown (%) as of 30 November 2018

  Fund
Real Estate 27.5
Financials 17.8
Consumer Staples 11.0
Consumer Discretionary 10.4
Materials 10.2
Foreign Government Bonds 9.7
Communication Services 4.4
Utilities 2.9
Industrials 2.6
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 3.4
Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature. "Foreign Government Bonds" category includes supranationals.
Cash and Other Assets may include the mark-to-market value of forward currency exchange contracts and certain derivative instruments.
By issuer's country of risk Fund
China/Hong Kong 54.5
Indonesia 9.6
Thailand 8.5
Vietnam 7.9
Sri Lanka 5.4
Japan 4.4
South Korea 2.7
Singapore 1.8
Philippines 1.7
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 3.4
Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature. Not all countries are included in the benchmark index. Cash and Other Assets may include the mark-to-market value of forward currency exchange contracts and certain derivative instruments.
  Weight Modified Duration*
U.S. Dollar 77.0 2.5
China Renminbi 6.6 1.7
Hong Kong Dollar 3.3 2.4
Vietnam Dong 2.9 2.8
Korean Won 2.7 4.8
Indonesian Rupiah 2.5 7.0
Philippines Peso 1.7 10.1
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 3.4 0.0
Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature.
Cash and Other Assets may include the mark-to-market value of forward currency exchange contracts and certain derivative instruments.
*Fixed income portion of the portfolio
  Fund
Corporate Bonds 58.3
Convertible Bonds 23.5
Government Bonds 14.8
Cash and Other Assets, Less Liabilities 3.4
Percentage values in data are rounded to the nearest tenth of one percent, so the values may not sum to 100% due to rounding.  Percentage values may be derived from different data sources and may not be consistent with other Fund literature.
Cash and Other Assets may include the mark-to-market value of forward currency exchange contracts and certain derivative instruments.
  Fund
AA- 2.7
A- 2.6
BBB+ 1.7
BBB 4.2
BBB- 4.0
BB+ 4.5
BB 3.4
BB- 11.2
B+ 16.1
B 11.1
Not Rated 35.2
Credit quality is provided for the underlying bond holdings of the Fund and does not include common equities, cash and other assets and percentage values will not total 100%. Credit quality rating symbols reflect that of S&P and generally credit ratings range from AAA (highest) to D (lowest). When ratings from Moody's, S&P and Fitch are available for a bond in the Fund, the middle rating of the three is used. When two ratings are available, the lowest rating is used.   When only one rating is provided, that one is used. Foreign government bonds without a specific rating are assigned the country rating provided by one of the three agencies.Securities that are not rated by any one of the three agencies are reflected as such. 
Sources: FactSet, Moody's, S&P and Fitch

Portfolio Characteristics as of 30 November 2018

Number of Positions1

28

Modified Duration

2.8
Modified duration measures the percent change in value of the fixed income portion of the portfolio in response to a 1% change in interest rates. In a multi-currency denominated portfolio with sensitivities to different interest rate regimes, modified duration will not accurately reflect the change in value of the overall portfolio from a change in any one interest rate regime.

1Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A
Source: FactSet Research Systems unless otherwise noted. Sector data (excluding Government Bonds) based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit www.msci.com.

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The value of an investment in the Fund can go down as well as up and possible loss of principal is a risk of investing. Investments in international and emerging market securities may involve risks such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. Fixed income investments are subject to additional risks, including, but not limited to, interest rate, credit and inflation risks. The Fund may invest in the following: derivatives which can be volatile and affect Fund performance; high yield bonds (junk bonds) which can subject the Fund to substantial risk of loss; and structured investments which can change the risk or return, or replicate the risk or return of an underlying asset. The Fund invests in holdings denominated in foreign currencies, and is exposed to the risk that the value of the foreign currency will increase or decrease. These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Prospectus.