Matthews Asia ex Japan Dividend Fund


Inception Date

30 November 2015

Fund Assets

$22.00 million  (31/05/2018)

Base Currency

USD

ISIN

LU1311311432 (USD)
LU1311311606 (GBP)

Bloomberg Symbol

MAAEIDU:LX

Benchmark

MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index

Geographic Focus

Asia Ex Japan
Consists of all countries and markets in Asia, including developed, emerging, and frontier countries and markets in the Asian region, excluding Japan

Investment Objective

Total return through capital appreciation and current income.

Strategy

The Fund pursues its objective by primarily investing in companies that exhibit attractive dividend yields and/or the potential to grow dividends over time. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, directly or indirectly, at least 80% of its total net assets, in income-paying publicly traded common stocks, preferred stocks, convertible preferred stocks and other equity-related instruments (including, for example, investment trusts and other financial instruments) of companies located in the Asia ex Japan region.

Distributions

The Matthews Asia ex Japan Dividend Fund intends to distribute its dividends quarterly. Second quarter 2018 distributions, if any, will be paid for the I (Dist) and A (Dist) share classes on 29 June 2018 to shareholders of record as of 18 June 2018. Distribution information is now available.


Portfolio Managers

Lead Manager

Yu Zhang, CFA

Co-Manager

Robert J. Horrocks, PhD
Sherwood Zhang, CFA

Fees & Expenses

Management Fee

0.75%

Total Expense Ratio1
as of 31 March 2018

USD 1.50%
GBP 1.50%

Yield

31 May 2018 As of 05/31/2018

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. 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. The Fund invests primarily in equity securities, which may result in increased volatility. There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends. These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the Prospectus.



1Total expense ratio for periods less than a full fiscal year have been annualized based on the Fund’s fiscal year-to-date unaudited expenses as of the most recently available quarter end.  The annualized total expense ratio may vary, sometimes significantly, quarter to quarter and from the actual fiscal year-end total expense ratio.