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Matthews Asia Hires Prominent China Analyst Andy Rothman as Investment Strategist


SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2014—Matthews Asia (“Matthews”) today announced the appointment of Andy Rothman as Investment Strategist.

In this newly created role based in San Francisco, Andy will be a key member of the investment team, responsible for developing research focused on China’s ongoing economic and political developments. His in-depth knowledge and unique insights into China will support the Matthews China investment team and complement the wider research efforts conducted by the broader investment team.

Andy will also play a key role in representing the firm’s deep expertise of the developments in China and, more broadly in the Asia region, to the firm’s clients and prospects around the world. He will act as a spokesperson for the firm on China and play an important role in the delivery of Matthew’s thought leadership initiatives related to investing in Asia.

Andy previously spent 14 years as a China macroeconomic strategist at CLSA, where he conducted analysis into China and delivered his insights to the firm’s institutional investor base. Prior to this, he spent 17 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, with a diplomatic career focused on China, including as head of the macroeconomics and domestic policy office of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In total, Andy has lived and worked in China for more than 20 years.

William Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Andy to Matthews Asia. With almost three decades of experience focused on China, he is considered one of the leading authorities on the country’s economy, politics and social history. As we continue to see growth in our business, our increasingly global client base will undoubtedly benefit from his insight and analysis on China and the Asia region. I am delighted we have been able to attract someone of Andy’s caliber to the firm and his appointment further cements our reputation as a leading, forward-thinking Asia-specialist investment manager.”

Robert Horrocks, PhD, Chief Investment Officer, commented: “With nearly three decades of China experience, Andy is rightly considered a leading expert on the country’s economic and political policies. His deep understanding of the country will further enhance the already considerable expertise that resides within our investment team. He will play a leading role in shaping our thoughts on how China should be viewed at the country, regional and global level as it deepens its market-based reforms. Furthermore, Andy will be a significant asset to the investment team and he will make an important contribution to deepening our knowledge of China’s complex economic and political landscape.

Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, commented: “I'm delighted to have this opportunity to join Matthews Asia. Given their highly regarded reputation as a focused, specialist investment manager on Asia, I look forward to working closely with the investment team and sharing insights into China and Asia with the firm’s growing client base.

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About Matthews Asia

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$25.9 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013 and 15 investment strategies, Matthews employs a bottom-up, fundamental investment philosophy, with a focus on long-term investment performance. For more information please visit hk.matthewsasia.com

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