Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund


As of 31 October 2018

  Average Annual Total Returns
  Inception
Date
Oct '18 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Since
Inception
Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund (USD) 29/8/14 -1.94% -2.40% -5.53% -4.61% 3.47% n.a. n.a. 1.86%
Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index (USD) n.a. -1.41% -1.97% -5.17% -2.26% 2.00% n.a. n.a. 0.40%
For the Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund, the Index performance reflects the returns of the discontinued predecessor HSBC Asian Local Bond Index up to December 31, 2012 and the returns of the successor Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index thereafter.

Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A., Index data from iBoxx (Markit).

As of May 1, 2016, the HSBC Asian Local Bond Index became the Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index.



All performance quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investors investing in funds denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal.

Additional performance, attribution, liquidity, value at risk (VaR), security classification and holdings information is available on request for certain time periods.

 


As of 30 September 2018

  Average Annual Total Returns
  Inception
Date
Sep '18 3 MO YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR 10 YR Since
Inception
Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund (USD) 29/8/14 0.32% -0.69% -3.66% -2.21% 5.33% n.a. n.a. 2.39%
Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index (USD) n.a. -0.60% -0.51% -3.82% -0.95% 3.68% n.a. n.a. 0.76%


Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A., Index data from iBoxx (Markit).

As of May 1, 2016, the HSBC Asian Local Bond Index became the Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index.



All performance quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investors investing in funds denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal.

Additional performance, attribution, liquidity, value at risk (VaR), security classification and holdings information is available on request for certain time periods.

 


For the Years Ended 31 December
Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund 2017 2016 2015 2014
I (Dist) (USD) 9.03% 8.88% -1.00% -2.72%
Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index (USD) 11.04% 1.73% -2.88% -2.10%


Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A., Index data from iBoxx (Markit).

As of May 1, 2016, the HSBC Asian Local Bond Index became the Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index.


All performance quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investors investing in funds denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal.

Additional performance, attribution, liquidity, value at risk (VaR), security classification and holdings information is available on request for certain time periods.

For the period ended 30 September 2018
Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
I (Dist) (USD) -2.21% 5.33% 13.45% -3.43% n.a.
Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index (USD) -0.95% -0.11% 12.64% -5.59% n.a.


Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A., Index data from iBoxx (Markit).

As of May 1, 2016, the HSBC Asian Local Bond Index became the Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index.


All performance quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate with market conditions so that when redeemed, shares may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than performance shown. Investors investing in funds denominated in non-local currency should be aware of the risk of currency exchange fluctuations that may cause a loss of principal.

Additional performance, attribution, liquidity, value at risk (VaR), security classification and holdings information is available on request for certain time periods.

Yield as of 31 October 2018
  Yield to Worst
Matthews Asia Strategic Income Fund 7.30%

Source: Brown Brothers Harriman (Luxembourg) S.C.A., Index data from iBoxx (Markit).

As of May 1, 2016, the HSBC Asian Local Bond Index became the Markit iBoxx Asian Local Bond Index.


Yield to worst is the lowest potential yield that can be received on a bond without the issuer actually defaulting. Yield to worst is for the bond-only portion of the portfolio and is calculated by making worst-case scenario assumptions on the issue by calculating the returns that would be received if provisions, including prepayment, call or sinking fund, are used by the issuer. It does not represent the yield that an investor should expect to receive. Past yields are no guarantee of future yields.
Source: FactSet Research Systems


Risk Considerations

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.