John Paul Lech

Portfolio Manager

John Paul Lech is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews and manages the firm’s Emerging Markets Equity and Emerging Markets ex China Strategies. Prior to joining Matthews in 2018, he spent most of his 10 years at OppenheimerFunds (subsequently acquired by Invesco) as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager on a diversified emerging market equity strategy. John Paul started his career as an Analyst and Associate at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. John Paul earned both an M.A. and a B.S.F.S from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French and Portuguese.

John Paul has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund since 2020, of the Matthews Emering Markets Equity Active ETF since 2022, and of the Matthews Emerging Markets ex China Active ETF since 2023.

Lead Manager: Matthews Emerging Markets Equity Fund, Matthews Emerging Markets Active Equity ETF, Matthews Emerging Markets ex China Active ETF