Taizo Ishida

Portfolio Manager

Taizo Ishida is a Portfolio Manager at Matthews and manages the firm’s Asia Growth and Japan Strategies, and co-manages the firm’s Asia Innovators Strategy. Prior to joining Matthews in 2006, Taizo spent six years on the global and international teams at Wellington Management Company as a Vice President and Portfolio Manager. From 1997 to 2000, he was a Senior Securities Analyst and a member of the international investment team at USAA Investment Management Company. From 1990 to 1997, he was a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. Prior to beginning his investment career at Yamaichi International (America), Inc. as a Research Analyst, he spent two years in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Program Officer with the United Nations Development Program. Taizo received a B.A. in Social Science from International Christian University in Tokyo and an M.A. in International Relations from The City College of New York. He is fluent in Japanese.

Taizo has been a Portfolio Manager of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund since 2007, of the Matthews Japan Fund since 2006, of the Matthews Asia Innvovators Fund since 2022, of the Matthews Asia Innovators Active ETF since 2022, and of the Matthews Japan Active ETF since 2023.

Lead Manager: Matthews Asia Growth Fund, Matthews Japan Fund, Matthews Japan Active ETF

Co-Manager: Matthews Asia Innovators Fund, Matthews Asia Innovators Active ETF