Matthews Asia Dividend Fund

Inception Date

October 31, 2006

Fund Assets

$4.37 billion  (10/31/2020)






MSCI All Country Asia Pacific Index

Geographic Focus

Consists of all countries and markets in Asia, including developed, emerging, and frontier countries and markets in the Asian region

Investment Objective

Total return with an emphasis on providing current income.


Under normal circumstances, the Matthews Asia Dividend Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing at least 80% of its net assets, which include borrowings for investment purposes, in dividend-paying equity securities of companies located in Asia. The Fund may also invest in convertible debt and equity securities. The Fund seeks to provide a level of current income that is higher than the yield generally available in Asian equity markets over the long term.


The Matthews Asia Dividend Fund intends to distribute its dividends quarterly. Third quarter 2020 distributions were paid on September 29, 2020 to shareholders of record as of September 28, 2020. Third quarter 2020 distribution information are now available.


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.

There is no guarantee that the Fund or the companies in its portfolio will pay or continue to pay dividends. 

These and other risks associated with investing in the Fund can be found in the prospectus.

Portfolio Managers*

Lead Manager

Yu Zhang, CFA


Robert J. Horrocks, PhD
Sherwood Zhang, CFA
S. Joyce Li, 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

After fee waiver and expense reimbursement:  1.02% 1

Portfolio Turnover 2



9/30/2020 As of 09/30/2020

1Matthews has contractually agreed to waive a portion of its advisory fee and administrative and shareholder services fee if the Fund's average daily net assets are over $3 billion, as follows: for every $2.5 billion average daily net assets of the Fund that are over $3 billion, the advisory fee rate and the administrative and shareholder services fee rate for the Fund with respect to such excess average daily net assets will be each reduced by 0.01%, in each case without reducing such fee rate below 0.00%. Any amount waived by Matthews pursuant to this agreement may not be recouped by Matthews. This agreement will remain in place until April 30, 2021 and may be terminated (i) at any time by the Board of Trustees upon 60 days' prior written notice to Matthews; or (ii) by Matthews at the annual expiration date of the agreement upon 60 days' prior written notice to the Trust, in each case without payment of any penalty.   
2The lesser of fiscal year 2019 long-term purchase costs or sales proceeds divided by the average monthly market value of long-term securities.