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Matthews Asia Announces VP, Senior Business Development Hire


Hong Kong, September 25, 2013—Matthews Asia (Matthews), announces the appointment of Tina Tong as Vice President, Asia Business Development. In this newly created role based in Hong Kong, Tina will be responsible for supporting the firm’s business development and client service activities in Asia, focusing on private banks, insurers and financial advisors.
 
Tina has 15 years of experience in the Asian financial services industry, including 7 years as Director of Business Development at Peak Capital, where she was responsible for introducing investment strategies from specialist investment managers to institutions, private banks, insurers and financial advisors.
 
Reporting to James Campion, Head of Asia Business Development, this hire marks an important step in the continued build-out of Matthews Asia’s operations in the region and highlights the company’s long-term commitment to its clients and partners in Asia.
 
Tina Tong, Senior Business Development Manager, commented: “I am excited to join Matthews Asia as it continues to grow its business in the region and to bring the firm’s extensive Asian investment experience to Asian investors. Matthews Asia’s distinctive product line-up and the firm’s long-term, fundamental approach to investing is ideally suited for Asian investors’ portfolios.”
 
James Campion, Head of Asia Business Development, commented: “Tina’s appointment further augments our business development and client service capability in Asia. This hire reflects the strategic importance that Matthews Asia places on providing distinctive Asian equity and fixed income products as well as delivery of high-quality service to our partners and investors across Asia. Being more proximate to our clients is an important part of our long-term initiative to grow the firm’s presence across the region.”
 
About Matthews
At Matthews, we believe in the long-term growth of Asia. Since 1991, we have focused our efforts and expertise within the region, investing through a variety of market environments. As an independent, privately owned firm, Matthews is the largest dedicated Asia-only investment specialist in the United States. With US$23.8 billion in assets under management as of August 31, 2013, Matthews employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance.

About the Matthews Asia Funds
Matthews Asia manages seven Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds for Asian investors:
    • Matthews Asia Dividend Fund 
    • Matthews China Dividend Fund 
    • Matthews Pacific Tiger Fund 
    • Matthews China Fund 
    • Matthews India Fund 
    • Matthews China Small Companies Fund 

For more information on the Matthews Asia Funds, please visit Our Funds page.

Disclosure
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