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Matthews Emerging Markets Discovery Active ETF
MEMS

Snapshot
  • Seeks alpha in innovative, capital efficient entrepreneurial companies in emerging markets
  • Focus on firms that have a strong competitive advantage through pricing power, distribution capability, and/or differentiated technologies and services
  • Bias toward businesses that cater to rising domestic consumer demand

01/10/2024

Inception Date

n.a.

NAV YTD Return

(as of 06/17/2024)

$25.52

NAV

(as of 06/17/2024)

-0.16

1 Day NAV Change

(as of 06/17/2024)

Objective

Long-term capital appreciation.

Strategy

Under normal circumstances, the Matthews Emerging Markets Discovery Active ETF seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 65% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of Small Companies (defined below). The remainder of the portfolio will be comprised of other investments that facilitate the investment strategy, and Matthews expects that the remainder of the portfolio will be comprised of mid-capitalization companies. In addition, at least 80% of the Fund’s net assets, which includes borrowings for investment purposes, will be invested in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in emerging market countries, such as China and India.

Risks

Investing in international and emerging markets may involve additional risks, such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. Additionally, investing in emerging and frontier securities involves greater risks, as these countries are substantially smaller, less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in more developed markets. The Fund is non-diversified as it concentrates its investments in small sized companies. Investing in small- and mid-size companies is more risky and volatile than investing in large companies as they may be more volatile and less liquid than larger companies. The ETF is new with a limited history.

These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus.

Fund Facts
Inception Date 01/10/2024
Fund Assets $8.26 million (06/18/2024)
Currency USD
Ticker MEMS
Cusip 577-125-743
Primary Exchange NASDAQ
Benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index
Geographic Focus Emerging Markets - Countries generally include every country in the world except the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and most of the countries in Western Europe
Fees & Expenses
Gross Expense Ratio 0.99%
Net Expense Ratio 0.89%

NAV & Market Price

(as of 06/17/2024)
NAV $25.52
NAV Change -0.16
Market Price $25.80
Market Price Change -0.05
Day's Trading Volume 2 Shares
Median BID/ASK Spread (30 Day) 0.23% (as of 06/17/2024)
Premium Discount +1.10%
Number of days at Premium/Discount
2024
Q2 Q1
Premium 47 52
Discount 7 2

The NAV of an ETF represents the value of all the securities held by the ETF such as shares or bonds and cash minus any liabilities such as Total Expense Ratio (TER), and divided by the number of shares outstanding. An ETF’s market price is the price at which investors can buy or sell an ETF on an exchange. This price may deviate from the NAV of the ETF depending on demand for and supply for the ETF at a point in time.

The Premium/Discount chart shows the difference between the daily market price of the Fund’s shares and the Fund’s net asset value (“NAV”). The daily market price is calculated using the mid-point between the highest bid and the lowest offer on the listing exchange, as of the time that the Fund’s NAV is calculated (usually 4:00 pm Eastern time). The vertical axis of the chart shows the premium or discount of the Mid-Point price as a percentage of the NAV. The horizontal axis shows the number of trading days covered by the chart, and each bar in the chart demonstrates how many days the Fund traded within the given premium/discount range. The data presented in the chart and table above represent past performance and cannot be used to predict future results.

ETFs may trade at a premium or discount to NAV. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market prices (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Performance

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As of 05/31/2024
Average Annual Total Returns
Name 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Inception Date
Matthews Emerging Markets Discovery Active ETF - MEMS
01/10/2024
NAV
-2.00% -4.11% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 0.00%
Market Price
-0.98% -3.48% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 0.84%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index
0.69% 2.83% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 5.30%
As of 03/31/2024
Average Annual Total Returns
Name 1MO 3MO YTD 1YR 3YR 5YR 10YR Since Inception Inception Date
Matthews Emerging Markets Discovery Active ETF - MEMS
01/10/2024
NAV
-3.65% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 0.48%
Market Price
-3.29% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 1.04%
MSCI Emerging Markets Small Cap Index
0.11% n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. 2.51%

The Fund’s primary benchmark index is the MSCI Emerging Markets Index on marketing materials that display performance.

Source: BNY Mellon Investment Servicing (US) Inc. All performance is in US$.

Year to Date and Since Inception performance with less than one year of history represents actual performance, not annualized.

Assumes reinvestment of all dividends and/or distributions before taxes. 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 their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the return figures quoted. Returns would have been lower if certain of the Fund’s fees and expenses had not been waived.

Net asset value (“NAV”) returns are based on the dollar value of a single share of the ETF, calculated using the value of the underlying assets of the ETF minus its liabilities, divided by the number of shares outstanding. The NAV is typically calculated at 4:00 pm Eastern time on each business day the New York Stock Exchange is open for trading. Market returns are based on the trade price at which shares are bought and sold on the NYSE Arca, Inc. using the last share trade. Market performance does not represent the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. Total Return reflects the reinvestment of distributions on ex-date for NAV returns and payment date for Market Price returns. The market price of the ETF’s shares may differ significantly from their NAV during periods of market volatility.

Top 10 Holdings

(as of 06/20/2024)
Ticker Name SEDOL Market Value Shares % Net Assets
SHFL SHRIRAM TRANSPORT FINANCE CO., LTD. 6802608 $530,442 15,637 6.4
BANDHAN BANDHAN BANK, LTD. BG1SV45 $447,847 188,643 5.4
YMM FULL TRUCK ALLIANCE -SPN BMD2L36 $369,985 41,201 4.5
6669 WIWYNN CORP BF4QXG5 $334,723 4,000 4.1
6643 M31 TECHNOLOGY CORP BF0N865 $328,547 8,000 4.0
PHNX PHOENIX MILLS LTD B0SXY97 $325,047 7,127 3.9
145020 HUGEL, INC. BZ1G175 $314,364 1,896 3.8
LEGN LEGEND BIOTECH CORP-ADR BMX9K07 $243,973 6,027 3.0
TADAWUL SAUDI TADAWUL GROUP HOLDI BMZQ749 $205,464 3,250 2.5
6415 SILERGY CORP. BH4DMW9 $204,724 13,000 2.5
FNXC FINOLEX CABLES, LTD. B1LDTB8 $199,794 10,587 2.4
084370 EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. B0TBHH9 $197,066 5,031 2.4
VAMO3 VAMOS LOCACAO DE CAMINHOE BJLSQZ2 $183,450 139,600 2.2
SBFG3 GRUPO SBF SA BNDRCL3 $178,400 84,300 2.2
INPST INPOST SA BN4N9C0 $176,347 9,688 2.1
2383 ELITE MATERIAL CO., LTD. 6316121 $167,114 12,000 2.0
1590 AIRTAC INTERNATIONAL GROUP B52J816 $160,568 5,000 1.9
UNOMIND MINDA INDUSTRIES, LTD. BYVC6Y8 $145,000 11,297 1.8
1308 SITC INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. B61X7R5 $142,853 52,000 1.7
RDCK RADICO KHAITAN LTD B0VY3T0 $136,043 6,372 1.6
6865 FLAT GLASS GROUP CO LTD-H BYQ9774 $132,363 75,000 1.6
GTCAP GT CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC. B77H110 $128,592 13,000 1.6
2192 MEDLIVE TECHNOLOGY CO LTD BN7RMD1 $128,460 132,500 1.6
780 TONGCHENG TRAVEL HOLDINGS BGM5R25 $127,447 61,200 1.5
BPAN4 BANCO PAN SA BPY3V40 $122,866 78,300 1.5
ZH ZHIHU INC - ADR BQSB1R0 $120,316 41,204 1.5
YDUQ3 YDUQS PARTICIPACOES SA BJGV3C2 $111,005 56,500 1.3
PARAUCO PARQUE ARAUCO S.A. 2684349 $106,327 68,985 1.3
694 BEIJING CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CO., LTD. H SHARES 6208422 $102,287 306,000 1.2
LUN LUNDIN MINING CORP 2866857 $100,146 9,500 1.2
1368 XTEP INTERNATIONAL HOLDIN B2RJYH8 $95,269 151,500 1.2
6533 ANDES TECHNOLOGY CORP BWT3K58 $92,944 7,000 1.1
CARTRAD CARTRADE TECH LTD BNK8Z10 $90,672 9,135 1.1
VIVA3 VIVARA PARTICIPACOES SA BKTPCJ8 $89,428 24,400 1.1
121600 ADVANCED NANO PRODUCTS CO B404429 $88,583 971 1.1
BCI BANCO DE CREDITO E INVERS 2069355 $82,963 2,937 1.0
600885 HONGFA TECHNOLOGY CO LTD- BYQDM93 $81,888 19,900 1.0
RAINBOW RAINBOW CHILDREN'S MEDICA BNG3NL5 $78,645 4,968 1.0
BARBEQU BARBEQUE NATION HOSPITALI BFM70L4 $78,503 11,569 1.0
WBC WE BUY CARS PTY LTD BSB8C80 $76,144 50,501 0.9
357 HAINAN MEILAN INTERNATION 6560508 $75,382 71,000 0.9
3324 AURAS TECHNOLOGY CO LTD B015YP6 $69,199 3,000 0.8
5904 POYA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. 6541826 $65,956 4,000 0.8
336370 SOLUS ADVANCED MATERIALS BJVLVG7 $65,242 5,653 0.8
SPA/F SIAM WELLNESS GROUP PCL-F BS7HXD3 $63,315 338,000 0.8
SEERA SEERA GROUP HOLDING B6WTLK3 $60,858 9,185 0.7
HINDWAR HINDWARE HOME INNOVATION BK4XRY7 $59,725 12,708 0.7
300763 GINLONG TECHNOLOGIES CO L BMQBTQ9 $58,312 8,300 0.7
MAPI MITRA ADIPERKASA TBK PT B03VZ37 $55,564 619,900 0.7
300012 CENTRE TESTING INTERNATIONAL GROUP CO., LTD. A SHARES B4VM756 $53,334 34,400 0.6
1995 EVER SUNSHINE LIFESTYLE SERVICES GROUP, LTD. BNT8LB3 $51,250 244,000 0.6
BBAJIOO BANCO DEL BAJIO SA BYSX0F3 $50,092 17,500 0.6
3532 FORMOSA SUMCO TECHNOLOGY B1HKJZ7 $48,495 9,000 0.6
1801 INNOVENT BIOLOGICS, INC. BGR6KX5 $47,899 10,000 0.6
AGUAS/A AGUAS ANDINAS SA-A 2311238 $46,158 165,921 0.6
6531 AP MEMORY TECHNOLOGY CORP BWY5316 $44,280 4,000 0.5
SHANKAR SHANKARA BUILDING PRODUCTS, LTD. BDCT254 $39,594 4,716 0.5
9996 PEIJIA MEDICAL LTD BMT7V13 $36,562 78,000 0.4
MBB MILITARY COMMERCIAL JOINT STOCK BANK B6SDL09 $34,898 38,200 0.4
MWG MOBILE WORLD INVESTMENT CORP. BP3RNW5 $33,727 13,800 0.4
BRAC BRAC BANK, LTD. B1QS725 $29,457 102,213 0.4
688686 OPT MACHINE VISION TECH C BNHPPC5 $27,111 2,609 0.3
TCP TRANSACTION CAPITAL B7WF5R3 $24,496 154,543 0.3
688006 ZHEJIANG HANGKE TECHNOLOGY, INC., CO. A SHARES BK71FG6 $22,188 8,276 0.3
FROTO FORD OTOMOTIV SANAYI AS B03MSR5 $21,751 657 0.3
SMRA SUMMARECON AGUNG TBK PT 6538527 $17,808 584,100 0.2
CEB CEBU AIR INC B2NRDY6 $17,177 36,100 0.2
1789 AK MEDICAL HOLDINGS, LTD. BFD6SZ0 $14,785 24,000 0.2
NLG NAM LONG INVESTMENT CORP. B9FCRR9 $12,960 7,900 0.2
247540 ECOPRO BM CO LTD BJ321P7 $10,959 79 0.1
2268 WUXI XDC CAYMAN INC BQHNQ38 $5,392 2,500 0.1
CASH CASH AND OTHERS $-33,779 -0.4
CURR CAD $62 0.0
CURR CNY $2,998 0.0
TOTAL 40.0

Portfolio Breakdown (%)

(as of 03/31/2024)
  • Sector Allocation
  • Country Allocation
  • Market Cap Exposure
Sector Fund Benchmark Difference
Industrials 22.5 17.8 4.7
Information Technology 19.9 18.1 1.8
Financials 19.3 10.6 8.7
Consumer Discretionary 17.7 11.5 6.2
Health Care 8.6 9.2 -0.6
Real Estate 5.3 6.0 -0.7
Materials 2.4 11.6 -9.2
Communication Services 2.1 3.8 -1.7
Consumer Staples 1.7 6.2 -4.5
Utilities 0.6 3.1 -2.5
Energy 0.0 2.0 -2.0
Liabilities in Excess of Cash and Other Assets -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Sector data based on MSCI’s revised Global Industry Classification Standards. For more details, visit www.msci.com.

Country Fund Benchmark Difference
China/Hong Kong 25.8 8.2 17.6
India 22.6 25.1 -2.5
Taiwan 13.3 22.8 -9.5
Brazil 10.7 4.8 5.9
South Korea 8.2 13.6 -5.4
Chile 4.5 0.8 3.7
Saudi Arabia 4.2 4.1 0.1
Philippines 2.8 0.8 2.0
Poland 1.9 1.3 0.6
Vietnam 1.4 0.0 1.4
Indonesia 1.1 1.7 -0.6
Thailand 1.0 3.0 -2.0
South Africa 0.9 3.1 -2.2
Mexico 0.9 2.1 -1.2
Bangladesh 0.6 0.0 0.6
Turkey 0.3 2.4 -2.1
Malaysia 0.0 2.4 -2.4
Kuwait 0.0 1.1 -1.1
United Arab Emirates 0.0 1.0 -1.0
Qatar 0.0 0.7 -0.7
Greece 0.0 0.6 -0.6
Egypt 0.0 0.3 -0.3
Hungary 0.0 0.1 -0.1
Peru 0.0 0.1 -0.1
Liabilities in Excess of Cash and Other Assets -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Not all countries are included in the benchmark index(es).

Equity market cap of issuer Fund Benchmark Difference
Mega Cap (over $25B) 0.0 0.0 0.0
Large Cap ($10B-$25B) 10.0 0.1 9.9
Mid Cap ($3B-$10B) 36.3 18.3 18.0
Small Cap (under $3B) 53.8 81.6 -27.8
Liabilities in Excess of Cash and Other Assets -0.1 0.0 -0.1

Source: FactSet Research Systems.

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.

Portfolio Characteristics

(as of 03/31/2024)
Fund Benchmark
Number of Positions 71 2,053
Weighted Average Market Cap $4.1 billion $2.0 billion
Active Share 97.6 n.a.
P/E using FY1 estimates 15.7x 13.6x
P/E using FY2 estimates 13.1x 11.7x
Price/Cash Flow 9.2 8.1
Price/Book 2.0 1.6
Return On Equity 13.3 12.8
EPS Growth (3 Yr) 26.5% 21.4%

Sources: Factset Research Systems, Inc.

Portfolio Managers

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Vivek Tanneeru

Lead Manager

Jeremy  Sutch, CFA photo
Jeremy Sutch, CFA

Co-Manager

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Alex Zarechnak

Co-Manager

Hardy  Zhu photo
Hardy Zhu

Co-Manager

 

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