25 Years of Investing in Asia
Since 1991, the year Matthews Asia was founded, Asia’s economic growth
has outpaced that of the rest of the world. For 25 years, we have witnessed the
growth and development of Asia—from economic backwater to one of the financial
engines of the world, from dictatorships to democracy—and seen first-hand the
number of investment possibilities increase. Change creates opportunity, and
nowhere has change been so profound in the past 25 years as in Asia.
As we reflect on the
past 25 years, we consider the relevant events that contributed to the region’s
development and investment opportunities and look forward to the opportunities
that will come to define Asia’s next 25 years.