Andy Rothman is an Investment Strategist at Matthews, responsible for research on China’s economy and on U.S.-China relations. Prior to joining Matthews in 2014, Andy spent 14 years with CLSA as their Shanghai-based macroeconomic strategist. He has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years, first as a student in 1980, and then with the U.S. Foreign Service when he returned there in 1984. Andy’s 17-year diplomatic career was focused on China, and his final assignment was as head of the macroeconomics and domestic policy office of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Andy earned an M.A. in public administration from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and a B.A. from Colgate University. He is a proficient Mandarin speaker.