Matthews Asia Innovators Fund
December 27, 1999
BenchmarkMSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index
Consists of all countries and markets in Asia, including developed, emerging, and frontier countries and markets in the Asian region
Long-term capital appreciation
Under normal market conditions, the Matthews Asia Innovators Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in the common and preferred stocks of companies located in Asia that Matthews believes are innovators in their products, services, processes, business models, management, use of technology, or approach to creating, expanding or servicing their markets. The Fund seeks to invest in companies capable of sustainable growth based on the fundamental characteristics of those companies, including balance sheet information; number of employees; size and stability of cash flow; management’s depth, adaptability and integrity; product lines; marketing strategies; corporate governance; and financial health.
Investments in Asian securities may involve risks such as social and political instability, market illiquidity, exchange-rate fluctuations, a high level of volatility and limited regulation. Investing in emerging and frontier markets involves different and greater risks, as these countries are substantially smaller, less liquid and more volatile than securities markets in more developed markets. Sector funds may be subject to a higher degree of market risk than diversified funds because of a concentration in a specific sector. The Fund's value may be affected by changes in the science and technology-related industries. These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus.
Michael J. Oh, CFA
Co-ManagerTiffany Hsiao, CFA
*No Hong Kong based Co-Manager for the Matthews Asia Funds will exercise investment discretion for or on behalf of the funds in Hong Kong.
Fees & Expenses
Gross Expense Ratio
Portfolio Turnover 180.1%
1 The lesser of fiscal year 2019 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.