Message to Matthews Asia Growth Fund Shareholders
Information regarding portfolio management changes on the Matthews Asia Growth Fund
We are pleased to announce that Peeyush Mittal has been named a Co-Manager of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund. He joins a portfolio management team comprised of Lead Manager Taizo Ishida and Co-Manager Michael Oh, CFA.
Peeyush’s appointment as a Co-Manager on the Fund formalizes his role and responsibilities on the Fund and deepens his relationship within the Asia Growth team. Peeyush is also Lead Manager of the Matthews India Fund and has significant knowledge of India’s equity markets. He has in-depth experience conducting company research, supporting portfolio risk management, and discussing and debating the overall portfolio structure and position sizes implemented in portfolios.
We expect Peeyush will provide valuable insights into a broad range of companies in India and complement the skills and experience of Taizo and Michael on behalf of the Matthews Asia Growth Fund, which has a sizable allocation to India in the portfolio. All other aspects of the Fund remain unchanged, including the investment process.
We are very proud of the depth and diversity of the investment team that we have built at Matthews for over 30 years.
Thank you for your investment in the Matthews Asia Funds.
Chief Executive Officer
|Robert Horrocks, PhD
Chief Investment Officer
You should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Matthews Asia Funds carefully before making an investment decision. A prospectus or a summary prospectus with this and other information about the Funds may be obtained by visiting matthewsasia.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing as it explains the risks associated with investing in international markets.
Investments involve risk, including possible loss of principal. Investments in international, emerging and frontier markets involve risks such as economic, social and political instability, market illiquidity, currency fluctuations, high levels of volatility, and limited regulation, which may adversely affect the value of the Fund's assets. Additionally, investing in emerging and frontier securities involves greater risks than investing in securities of developed markets, as issuers in these countries generally disclose less financial and other information publicly or restrict access to certain information from review by non-domestic authorities. Emerging and frontier markets tend to have less stringent and less uniform accounting, auditing and financial reporting standards, limited regulatory or governmental oversight, and limited investor protection or rights to take action against issuers, resulting in potential material risks to investors. There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends.